INS Airavat set sail for India from Singapore with Covid emergency relief material

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INS Airavat set sail for India from Singapore with Covid emergency relief material

Singapore, May 5

Indian Navy’s INS Airavat set sail for home on Wednesday from Changi Naval Base here with Covid emergency relief material, including 3,650 oxygen cylinders of varying capacities and concentrators, the Indian High Commission here said.

The shipment also consists of eight ISO Cryogenic Oxygen tanks which are a part of separate commercial agreements between Tata Group, ITC and Linde Gas Ltd.

The warship arrived here on May 2 from Vizag as part of the Operation Samudra Setu 2, initiated by the Indian Navy to aid in transportation of medical oxygen and other supplies from other countries.

This consignment is the result of efforts and contributions from IIT Alumni Association in Singapore; Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), Adani Global, Wilhelmsen Ships Services, Dupont Sustainable Solutions, Global Indian International School of Singapore, DBS Bank, SEA Group, Wilmar International and Galaxy Container Services Pte Ltd, the High Commission of India said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

The High Commission appreciated the tremendous efforts of the Indian Community members and well-wishers of India in Singapore for mobilising essential relief assistance for Covid mitigation efforts in India.

“The High Commission of India continues its efforts for timely and seamless coordination between all Indian and Singaporean agencies for necessary clearances,” it said.

“We also thank the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Enterprise Singapore, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their role in facilitating the transportation,” said the High Commission in the post.

The relief efforts are set to continue over the next few days as a second naval ship from the Indian Navy will be arriving in Singapore. Airlifts of tanks are also being scheduled over the next week, it said. PTI

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