As part of the ongoing Mission Sagar, INS Airavat today reached at Ho Chi Minh City Port in Vietnam with COVID Relief Material. The ship is carrying 100 Metric Tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen in five ISO Containers and 300 Oxygen Concentrators of 10 litres per minute capacity each.
INS Airavat, an indigenously built Landing Ship Tank (Large) under the Eastern Naval Command based at Visakhapatnam, is on a deployment to South East Asia for trans-shipment of COVID Relief aid. The Indian Navy has been proactively engaging with countries in the region and has been at the forefront of numerous humanitarian missions spanning the entire extent of the Indian Ocean including South and South East Asia and East Africa.
India and Vietnam Navies cooperate in various areas including a composite training programme in the fields of the submarine, aviation and technical training and regularly carry out joint exercises in the form of bilateral exercises.