Indina Navy Launched Operation “Samudra Setu”

Indina Navy Launched Operation “Samudra Setu”

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Indina Navy Launched Operation “Samudra Setu”

the Indian Navy on May 5, 2020 launched Operation “Samudra Setu”

Why?

  • It is to bring back the stranded Indians in Maldives
  • They are stranded in the foreign land due to the grounding of airlines

What is the meaning of Samudra Setu?

  • It means Sea Bridge

What is the plan?

  • After evacuation, these people from Maldives are to be kept in quarantine at Kochi

Notable points

  • The Indian ships Jalashwa and Magar sent to the port of Male, Maldives
  • The plan is to bring around 1000 persons during the first trip
  • The list of Indians to be evacuated from the Maldives is being prepared by the Indian Mission in the Republic of Maldives.

INS Jalaswa

  • INS Jalashwa formerly known USS Trenton
  • The USS Trenton was bought from the Unites States in 2006
  • The ship renamed as INS Jalashwa after the purchase
  • Jalashwa in Sanskrit means “Hippopotamus”
  • INS Jalashwa is an amphibious warfare ship
  • The INS Jalashwa is to reach Maldives on May 8, 2020
  • It is capable of displacing 17,521 tonnes
  • INS Magar reach Maldives on May 10, 2020
  • It is an amphibious warfare vessel that is capable of displacing 5,750 tonnes

What is an amphibious ship?

  • An amphibious warfare ship is an amphibious vehicle warship that is employed to land and support ground forces.
  • Importance of Amphibious Assault Ships
  • In 2018, the Government of India initiated Rs 20,000 crore project
  • Under the project, four amphibious ships are to be built in India
  • Each of these ships weigh 30,000 tonnes
  • After INS Vikrant, these four ships will be the largest to be built in the country

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