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Indian Naval Ship 'Kirch' arrives with relief assistance

Indian Naval Ship 'Kirch' arrives with relief assistance

[May 27 2017]

With the view of supporting ongoing flood relief operations in the island, Indian Naval Ship (INS) 'Kirch' arrived at the Port of Colombo with relief aid today (27th Saturday, May 2017), sates navy media.

INS 'Kirch', commanded by Commander Brijesh Nambiar was comprised with 120 crew including doctors and divers for relief and rescue operations. The ship also contained dry ration, bottles of drinking water, makeshift shelters and medicine. The ship made its call while patrolling in the Indian territorial waters.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, H.E. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Niraja Attygalle, officers from the Naval Headquarters, Defence Attach‚ to the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka, Captain Ashok Rao and a host of government officials were present on the arrival.

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