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INS Tarkash brings medical oxygen from Qatar

New Delhi: The Indian Navy said that INS Tarkash, carrying two Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) cryogenic containers of 20 MT each and 230 Oxygen cylinders, arrived at Mumbai on Wednesday.

The Oxygen containers were facilitated by the French Mission as part of “Oxygen Solidarity Bridge” and Oxygen cylinders were gifted by Indian diaspora in Qatar.

The consignment was handed over to Civil Administration, Maharashtra for further necessary action, the Indian Navy said in a statement today.

Earlier on May 10, under Operation Samudra Setu II, Indian Naval Ship Trikand was deployed to augment shipment of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) cryogenic containers from Hamad Port, Qatar to Mumbai under the French mission “Oxygen Solidarity Bridge” to support India’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

This was the maiden voyage of transshipping of French Air Liquid containers from Qatar to India. The Indo-French initiative, facilitated by Dr Deepak Mittal, Ambassador of India in Qatar, is likely to result in shipping of over 600 MT LMO to India over the next two months.

The first consignment brought was handed over to the Maharashtra state authorities in the presence of Mr Aaditya Thackeray, Minister for Tourism and Environment, Government of Maharashtra and Ms Sonia Barbry, Consul General, French Consulate General, Mumbai.

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