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With oxygen and medical supplies, three warships arrive in India | India News


NEW DELHI: Three Indian warships, carrying large containers filled with oxygen, cylinders and other medical supplies from abroad, arrived in the country on Monday in the framework of the ongoing Operation Samudra Setu-II launched by the Navy.
The stealth frigate INS Trikand arrived in Mumbai with 40 metric tons (MT) of liquid medical oxygen in cryogenic containers from the port of Hamad in Doha in Qatar. “This shipment is part of France’s ‘Oxygen Solidarity Bridge’, through its mission in Qatar, to support India’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Navy spokesman Commander Vivek Madhwal.
The India-France initiative aims to send more than 600 MT of liquid oxygen to India over the next two months. The destroyer INS Kolkata, in turn, arrived at the port of New Mangalore with two 27MT containers filled with liquid oxygen, 400 cylinders and some oxygen concentrators that were shipped in Qatar and Kuwait.
Similarly, the INS Airavat amphibious warship arrived in Visakhapatnam with eight empty 20 MT cryogenic tanks and 3,898 cylinders, along with other medical supplies such as oxygen concentrators, 10,000 rapid antigen test kits and 450 PPE suits, from Singapore. .
“These three warships are part of nine deployed under Operation Samudra Setu-II for the shipment of liquid medical oxygen and associated medical equipment from friendly foreign countries in the Persian Gulf and Southeast Asia. Two more warships are en route to India from Kuwait, while one is now in Brunei to ship medical supplies, ”said Commander Madhwal.

Times of India