Three Ships set sail to evacuate Indians from the Maldives and UAE


India has sent three naval ships, INS Jalashwa, INS Magar and INS Shardul to evacuate its citizens stranded in the Maldives and UAE due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first two were deployed off Mumbai coast, diverted for Maldives on Monday night and INS Shardul diverted to Dubai to evacuate the expatriates.

The three ships will return to Kochi. INS Magar and INS Shardul are Southern Naval Command ships, while INS Jalashwa is from Eastern Naval Command.