New Delhi: Indian Navy vessel ‘Kilton’ has reached the port of ‘Sihanoukville, Cambodia’ on 29 December 2020 under Mission Sagar-III. The Indian naval ship has arrived with 15 tons of humanitarian aid and disaster relief (HADR) material for Cambodia’s flood-affected people, which will be handed over to Cambodia’s National Disaster Management Committee (NDMC). This assistance sent by India reflects the deep personal ties between the two friendly countries.
Mission Sagar-III is a part of providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief (Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief – HADR) from India to the Allied countries during the current ongoing Kovid epidemic. The mission is being pursued by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s ‘Sagar’ (Security and Development for All in the Region) approach and reflects India’s position as a trusted partner. Mission Sagar emphasizes that the Indian Navy is most preferred as a security partner and is the first organization to assist in any situation. This mission underlines the importance given to ASEAN countries and further strengthens the existing mutual relations between the two countries.
Historically India and Cambodia share close cultural ties. Relations have strengthened in recent years due to increasing business achievements in all fields. The aim of the current visit is to further strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries and to contribute towards security and stability in the region.