INS Kiltan arrived at Sihanoukville Port on December 29 under Indian Navy’s Mission SAGAR-III, which is being undertaken in accordance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for Security and Growth for All in the Region(SAGAR), according to an official statement.
On behalf of the Royal Cambodian Navy, Commodore Sokhemera warmly welcomed the visit of INS Kiltan and thanked the Government of India for this humanitarian gesture of providing relief to the people of Cambodia.
On December 30, in a ceremony held at the Sihanoukville Port, on behalf of India, B. Subba Rao, Charge d’Affaires Indian Embassy handed over 15 tonnes flood relief material to Hang Samoeun, Permanent Vice President of the National Committee for Disaster Management and Advisor to PM HUN SEN.
Samoeun recalled the strong bonds of friendship between the two countries and thanked India for their kind gesture to help the flood affected people of Cambodia.
The visit and port call of INS Kiltan to Sihanoukville port for delivering 15 tonnes of flood relief material to Cambodia, under “Mission SAGAR”, is a part of India’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) assistance to Friendly Foreign Countries and highlights the importance that India attaches to Cambodia, a close maritime neighbour, officials said.