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OPERATION SAMUDRA SETU-II LAUNCHED

OPERATION SAMUDRA SETU-II  LAUNCHED

Context

Indian Navy has launched Operation Samudra Setu-II.

Details

  • It aims to augment the ongoing national mission Oxygen Express.
  • Warships deployed will undertake shipment of liquid Oxygen filled cryogenic containers & associated medical equipment in support of the nation's fight against Covid-19.
  • Seven Indian Naval ships namely Kolkata, Kochi,  Talwar, Tabar, Trikand, Jalashwa and Airavat have been deployed to ship liquid medical oxygen-filled cryogenic containers and associated medical equipment from various countries.
  • Operation Samudra Setu : It was launched in May 2020 as part of the Vande Bharat Mission. It was launched to bring 4,000 Indians from countries such as Maldives, Sri Lanka and Iran due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

About Cryogenic Containers

They are designed for the reliable and economic transportation and storage of liquefied gases at cryogenic temperatures, typically colder than –130°F (–90°C).

About Vande Bharat Mission

  • Aim : To bring back stranded Indians from foreign countries after suspension of regular international flights.
  • It was considered to be the world's largest expatriation exercise.

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