INS Magar leaves for Mozambique with relief material

INS Magar leaves for Mozambique with relief material

Agency News

New Delhi, Mar 28 : Indian Navy's amphibious warfare vessel INS Magar on Thursday departed Mumbai for Port Beira in Mozambique with essential relief material for the cyclone ravaged areas.

The Indian warship is carrying 300 tonnes of relief supplies including essential medicines, anti – epidemic drugs, food provisions, clothing, repair and rehabilitation equipment, and temporary shelters, a defence official said.

The ship is also carrying a naval Chetak Light Utility helicopter that will be used in the ongoing relief operations.

She is bound for Port Beira and will become the fourth Indian Navy ship after INS Sujata, Shardul and Sarathi of 1 Training Squadron to augment the Indian Navy's ongoing Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) efforts in Mozambique. (UNI)