Mumbai to receive 40 MT of LMO through Indian Navy's 'Operation SamudraSetu_II'

Naval ships have reached the port of Manama in Bahrain for transporting oxygen stocks to Mumbai.

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When the country stands shrouded by an alarming shortage of medical supplies, the Indian Armed Forces has shouldered the responsibility of assuring amplified resources throughout the country. As per the latest developments, the Indian Navy has initiated 'Operation SamudraSetu_II' for augmenting the stocks of liquid oxygen. As a part of this, naval ships have entered the port of Manama in Bahrain to bring 40 MT of LMO to Mumbai.


INS Kolkata & INS Talwar to deliver increased oxygen resources in the city!

Through a string of two tweets, the spokesperson of the Indian Navy informed that the latest operation is executed with an aim to support the national mission- Oxygen Express. Under this program, warships are being deployed to collect liquid oxygen in cryogenic containers from different parts of the world. Through this initiative, the navy officials have jumped into the COVID battleground that sprawls all across the nation.

Speaking of the current progress, the spokesperson mentioned that INS Kolkata and INS Talwar will bring a huge amount of oxygen supplies for Mumbai from Bahrain. Additionally, INS Jalashwa and INS Airavat are travelling to Bangkok and Singapore, respectively, for associated missions.

Knock Knock

These unprecedented times of the COVID pandemic call for united efforts by all establishments in the country and the Indian Navy is an encouraging example of this. While these large-scale interventions by the nation's top machinery are definitely the need of the hour, it is important for the citizens to recognise the contributions that they can make at their individual level. If we are aware of our surroundings, we can surely provide some help to the underprivileged people around us!

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