Centre launched Mission Sagar for assistance to Indian Ocean nations amid COVID-19 crisis
Government of India launched "Mission Sagar" on 10
The aim is to provide assistance to Indian Ocean Region Nations amid the
The operation is being progressed in coordination with the
Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
is in line with the Prime Minister's vision of SAGAR.
Mission Sagar: A fact file
The mission is a part of the Government of India outreach
amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Under the mission, Indian Naval Ship
(INS) Kesari has departed for Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, and
Comoros, to provide Food Items, COVID related Medicines including HCQ Tablets
and Special Ayurvedic Medicines with Medical Assistance Teams.
The Ship will deliver consignments of COVID related
essential medicines including Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) tablets, to Mauritius,
Madagascar, Comoros and Seychelles and about 600 tonnes of food items to the
What is SAGAR Vision ?
In 2015, GoI introduced its vision of the Indian Ocean
called Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR).
The aim is to seek
economic and security cooperation with India's neighbours, especially maritime
neighbours, under the vision.
Under this vision, India would cooperate on the
exchange of information, the building of infrastructure, coastal surveillance,
and strengthening mutual capabilities with its neighbour countries.