Carrying 62,000 packs of relief material as aid, INS Gharial reached Bangladesh’s Chittagong to provide assistance to approximately 4,80,000 Rohingya refugees being sheltered along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. The relief materials were handed over by the High Commissioner of India to the District Commissioner, Chittagong at a ceremony held on September 28. The offloading process was carried out continuously throughout the day and completed on September 30.
The relief materials were simultaneously loaded onto 54 trucks. The crew members of INS Gharial worked round the clock to ensure timely offloading and further loading onto trucks, while Assistant High Commission at Chittagong provided full assistance for loading the relief materials on trucks and forward dispatch of the convoy. The convoys are being escorted by Bangladesh Army and the relief materials will be offloaded into a shelter/ godown at Ukhia for further distribution.