MISSION SAGAR III | UPSC |

MISSION SAGAR III | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

MISSION SAGAR III – INS KILTAN ARRIVES AT HO CHI MINH CITY

      WHY IN NEWS:

Indian Naval Ship Kiltan arrived at Sihanoukville Port, Cambodia on 29 December 2020 as part of ongoing Mission Sagar-III.

MINISTRY? :- Ministry of Defence
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Defence

      ISSUE: 

Indian Naval Ship Kiltan arrived at NhaRong Port, Ho Chi Minh City on 24 December 2020 as part of Mission Sagar-III.

MISSION SAGAR III

AIM

This Mission is part of India’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) assistance to Friendly Foreign Countries during the ongoing pandemic 

  • This assistance is reflective of the deep people-to-people connect between the two friendly countries.

MISSION

The ship will deliver 15 Tons of HADR Stores for the flood-affected people of Central Vietnam

  • This will be handed over to Vietnam’s Central Steering Committee for National Disaster Prevention and Control.
  • The Mission also highlights the importance accorded to ASEAN countries and further strengthens the existing bonds.

SIGNIFICANCE

  • This assistance is reflective of the deep people-to-people connect between the two friendly countries.

Mission Sagar-III is being undertaken in accordance with Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of SAGAR (Security And Growth for All in the Region)

  • The mission reiterates India’s position as a dependable partner, and the Indian Navy as the Preferred Security Partner and First Responder.
  • The Mission also highlights the importance accorded to ASEAN countries and further strengthens the existing bonds.

BACKGROUND

  • India and vietnam have a civilisational relationship that is over two millennia old.
  • India-Vietnam relations have grown stronger in recent times due to the vibrant economic engagement and growing convergence on issues of common interests.
  • The bilateral relations were elevated to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in 2016.

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INS KILTAN

INS KILTAN COMMISSIONED

  • It is indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette.

This is the third of the four Kamorta-class corvettes being built under Project 28 

  • The ship hosts a predominantly indigenous cutting-edge weapons.

PARTICULARS OF THE INS KITAN

  • It is India’s first major warship to have a superstructure of carbon fibre composite material resulting in improved stealth features, lower top weight and maintenance costs.

In the future, it would also be installed with short range SAM system and carry an integral ASW helicopter 

BACKGROUND

  • The ship derives its name from one of the islands in Aminidivi group of the strategically located Lakshadweep and Minicoy group of islands.
  • The ship also boasts of the proud legacy of the erstwhile Petya Class ship of same name ‘Kiltan (P79)’ built in the USSR.
  • It had actively participated as Task Force Commander in ‘Operation Trident’ during the 1971 India-Pakistan war.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • The current visit seeks to enhance maritime cooperation between the two Navies.

It will further bolster the strong bonds of friendship between the two countries and contribute to security and stability in the region

  • On departure from Ho Chi Minh City, the ship will undertake a Passage Exercise with the Vietnam People’s Navy in the South China Sea from 26 to 27 December 2020.
     SOURCES:  PIB  | MISSION SAGAR III | UPSC 

 

 

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