India launches ‘Operation Samudra Maitri’ as humanitarian assistance to Indonesia

New Delhi: The condition of Indonesia suffering from earthquake and Tsunami has been getting severely worse. With initiating all possible assistance, India has launched ‘Operation Samudra Maitri’ to assist victims of earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi Province of Indonesia.

The Indian Air Force has sent two IAF Aircrafts, C-130J and C-17, departed carrying onboard medical personnel and relief material. Having a telephonic conversation with the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted the humanitarian assistance following Indonesia’s acceptance for international aid.

The C-130J aircraft is carrying a medical team onboard along with tents and equipments to set up a field hospital. The C-17 aircraft is carrying medicines, generators, tents and water to provide immediate assistance.

Three Indian Naval Ships – INS Tir, INS Sujatha and INS Shardul – have also been mobilized to carry out humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR). These ships are likely to reach the Central Sulawesi Province of Indonesia on 6th October 2018.

Indonesia has been affected by one of its worst natural calamity four days after the 7.4 magnitude earthquake triggered the Sulawesi claiming around 1,200 people. Standing true to its promise, the Indian Navy is rushing aid and relief material to the island. Indian Navy ships Tir, Sujata, and Shardul heading for the worst affected Palu city in Sulawesi.

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