Five Indian naval warships on way to Sri Lanka with relief supplies and rescue gear

Indian news wire reports that five naval warships loaded with relief supplies have left for Sri Lanka as Indian Air Force despatched three AN-32 transport aircrafts carrying relief and medical supplies to earthquake and tidal wave devastated Andaman and Nicobar islands. Indian news wire reports that five naval warships loaded with relief supplies have left for Sri Lanka as Indian Air Force despatched three AN-32 transport aircrafts carrying relief and medical supplies to earthquake and tidal wave devastated Andaman and Nicobar islands. The Press Trust of India quoted Naval chief Admiral Arun Prakash saying that he had directed five naval warships from Mumbai, Cochin and Vishakhapatnam to set sail for Trincomalee and Galle ports in Sri Lanka in response to a SOS received from the Sri Lankan government.

He said the warships are carrying rescue helicopters and boats, naval divers and relief and medical supplies and will be assisting the Sri Lankan navy in rescue operations.

Three IAF AN-32 transport aircrafts left for Port Blair and Karnic airfields in the Andaman group of islands carrying relief and medical supplies.

According to Defence Ministry sources, Nicobar island and the Campbell Bay have suffered infrastructural damages with the water having damaged t