India decided to launch this mission to provide critical aid to certain Indian Ocean countries and fulfil the aim of the SAGAR policy.
Note that Mission Sagar and the SAGAR policy doctrine are essentially linked. Further, this mission came about as an offshoot of the SAGAR policy for maritime cooperation.
Mission Sagar 2, 3, and 4 followed the first mission.
Overview of Mission Sagar
|Launched by||Government of India|
|Launch year||May 2020|
|Nodal Ministry||Ministry of External Affairs|
|Sector||Government of India|
|Objective||provide essential aid to the Indian Ocean countries.|
Objective and Benefits of Mission Sagar
The Indian Government launched a COVID-19 relief mission for countries in the Indian Ocean such as Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Madagascar, etc. Note that Mission Sagar is different from SAGAR, which is a policy doctrine for maritime cooperation.
Mission Sagar has 2 primary objectives. They are as follows –
•Fulfil the goals for economic and security cooperation between India and its neighbouring countries under the SAGAR policy.
•Provide essential aid to maritime neighbours.