Indian Naval Ship 'Kirch' arrives with relief assistance
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
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.