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Navy on High Alert for Hudhud Relief Efforts

Navy on High Alert for Hudhud Relief Efforts

India Blooms News Service | | 10 Oct 2014, 04:39 pm
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IBNS): As the severe cyclone “Hudhud” is poised to strike the east coast of India, Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy has assumed high degree of readiness to render necessary humanitarian assistance.

According to Defence Ministry’s release, four Indian Naval ships are standing by to proceed to the most affected areas to undertake Humanitarian Aid & Disaster Relief (HADR), evacuation, logistic support including providing medical aid.

These ships embarked with additional divers, doctors, inflatable rubber boats, integral helicopters and relief material including food, tentage, clothes, medicines, blankets etc, in quantities sufficient to sustain over 5000 personnel.

The Eastern Naval Command is monitoring the developments closely and is in constant communication with the State Administration to augment the rescue and relief operations.

Six aircraft are standing by at the Naval Air Station INS Dega to undertake reconnaissance, rescue, casualty evacuation and air drop of relief material to the stranded.

Additionally, 30 diving teams and four platoons with additional relief material are ready to be pressed into action at short notice.

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