Indian navy ship INS Kesari arrived in Male’ city on Tuesday carrying 580 tonnes of essential food products donated by India to Maldives.
The Indian High Commission announced INS Kesari entered Male’ port on Tuesday morning.
The food aid includes:
The food aid was delivered under India’s Mission Sagar initiative - inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of SAGAR - Security and Growth for All in the Region.
Maldives’ was INS Kesari’s first destination. The ship will next travel to other Indian Ocean island nations Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoros and Seychelles to deliver medicine.
Indian High Commission described the food aid as a Ramadan gift from the people of India to the people of Maldives which symbolizes the close friendship between the two countries.