Mission Sagar 2

News: Indian Naval Ship Airavat has arrived in Sudan with food aid as part of Mission Sagar-2.

Facts:

  • Mission Sagar: It was launched by the Indian government to provide assistance to friendly foreign countries to overcome natural calamities and the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Mission Sagar-I: It was undertaken in May-June 2020, wherein India reached out to Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, and Comoros, and provided food aid and medicines.
  • Mission Sagar-II: As part of Mission Sagar-II, Indian Naval Ship Airavat will deliver food aid to Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, and Eritrea.

Additional Facts:

  • Security and Growth of All in the Region(SAGAR) in the Indian Ocean(SAGAR): The term was coined by the Indian Prime Minister in 2015. It is basically a maritime initiative that gives priority to the Indian Ocean region for ensuring peace, stability, and prosperity of India in the Indian Ocean region.
  • Objectives: The initiative aims at a) enhancing capacities to safeguard land and maritime territories & interests b) deepening economic and security cooperation in the littoral and c) action to deal with natural disasters and maritime threats like piracy, terrorism.
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