INS Gharial

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Recently, INS Gharial brought ten medical pallets as High availability disaster recovery supplies for the people affected by Cyclone Mocha in Myanmar as part of Operation Karuna.

About INS Gharial:

  • INS Gharial is a Magar-class amphibious warfare vessel of the Indian Navy.
  • It was built by Hindustan Shipyard Limited and Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers.
  • It was commissioned in 1997. 

Operation Karuna:

  • India launched "Operation Karuna" to provide humanitarian assistance for people in Myanmar, which is affected by Cyclone Mocha.
  • The ships are carrying emergency food items, tents, essential medicines, water pumps, portable generators, clothes, sanitary and hygiene items, etc.
  • Indian Navy remains committed to ensuring Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR) and being the first responders in providing support to our neighbours during such calamities.


Q1) What does Hindustan shipyard do?

It builds bulk carriers, offshore patrol vessels, survey ships, drill ships, offshore platforms and repair and support vessels.  It also conducts major overhauls of Indian Navy submarines, and is being equipped to construct nuclear-powered submarines.

Source: India’s Operation Karuna provides humanitarian aid to Cyclone Mocha victims in Myanmar