INS Jalashwa arrived on Sunday arrived at Kochi Harbour. Bringing back 698 Indian nationals from Malé, Maldives. There are 19 pregnant women among the 698 Indian nationals.
Jalashwa is bringing the very first batch of stranded Indian national under operation Samudra Setu from Male, Maldives.
India Navy to evacuate 2,000 Indian nationals who stranded in Maldives in this Covid-19 pandemic.
Spokesperson of Navy today by retweeting a tweet by user, informed everyone about the arrival of Jalashwa.
#SamudraSetuMission #MoDAgainstCorona #bringhomeexpats
As #Kochi eagerly awaits their arrival, #INSJalashwa @indiannavy entering the scenic Ernakulam channel with 698 Indians from Maldives.@SpokespersonMoD @rajnathsingh @MOS_MEA @HCIMaldives @mygovindia pic.twitter.com/kk5rZyWMwf
— PRO Defence Kochi (@DefencePROkochi) May 10, 2020
Navy ships Jalashwa and Magar are the first part of the phased evacuation operation Samudra Setu.
INS Jalashwa is an amphibious transport dock currently in service with the Indian Navy, procured from United States.
She is fully capable is conducting rescue and humanitarian mission’s around the globe. The Indian Navy felt the need for better amphibious landing capability in the aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami in Indian Ocean.