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Jul 08, 2020
9:40PM

Operation Samudra Setu culminated after successfully evacuating 3,992 Indian citizens

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Operation Samudra Setu, which was launched on 5th of May this year as part of the national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas during the COVID-19 pandemic has culminated after successfully bringing 3 thousand 9 hundred 92 Indian citizens back to their homeland by sea.

Indian Naval Ships Jalashwa, Airavat, Shardul and Magar participated in this operation which lasted over 55 days and involved traversing more than 23 thousand kilometers by sea.

The greatest challenge for the Indian Navy was to avoid any incident of outbreak of infection onboard the ships during the evacuation operation.

Rigorous measures were planned and medical and safety protocols unique to the operating environment of ships were implemented.  These were strictly followed while undertaking the Operation Samudra Setu resulting in the safe return of citizens to their homeland. 

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