India’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief


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

  • This Mission is part of India’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) assistance to Friendly Foreign Countries during the ongoing pandemic.
  • The ship will deliver 15 Tons of HADR Stores for the flood-affected people of Central Vietnam, which will be handed over to Vietnam’s Central Steering Committee for National Disaster Prevention and Control. 
  • 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 vision of SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region) and 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.
  • 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.


INS Kiltan:

  • INS Kiltan is an anti-submarine warfare corvette of the Indian Navy built under Project 28. It is the third of four Kamorta-class corvettes under various stages of induction with the Indian Navy. 
  • The ship was built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata, launched on 26 March 2013, and commissioned on 16 October 2017. 
  • Kiltan represents a leap forward in the Navy's attempts at localisation with as much as 90% of its content drawn from India itself.
  • The Kamorta-class has been designed by the Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design as part of Project 28. 
  • It is capable of fighting under nuclear, biological and chemical environments. It will be a frontline warship of the Indian Navy with advanced stealth features and a low radar signature that enhances its anti-submarine warfare capability
  • Kiltan is to be armed with a range of Indian developed cutting-edge weapons and sensors including "a medium-range guntorpedo tube launchersrocket launchers and a close-in weapon system". 
  • The ship will also contain an integrated communication system and an electronic warfare system.
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