Rajnath Singh to attend HADR exercise at Agra Air Force station

Published on Nov 25, 2022 12:12 AM IST

Singh will attend the programme as chief guest for the capability demonstration events planned during the exercise on November 29, revealed the press statement released by the public relations office (Defence), Lucknow.

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh. (HT File)
Union defence minister Rajnath Singh. (HT File)

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh will attend the annual joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise ‘Samanvay 2022’ being organised at Air Force Station Agra from November 28 to 30.

Singh will attend the programme as chief guest for the capability demonstration events planned during the exercise on November 29, revealed the press statement released by the public relations office (Defence), Lucknow.

With an aim to assess the efficacy of institutional disaster management structures and contingency measures, the exercise will comprise a seminar on disaster management, a ‘multi agency exercise’ involving static and flying displays of various HADR assets and a ‘table top exercise’, stated the press statement.

Along with involvement of various stakeholders from the country, the exercise will see participation by representatives from the ASEAN countries as well.

Samanvay 2022 will promote a synergistic approach towards HADR by various national and regional stakeholders involved in disaster management including the civil administration, the armed forces, NDMA, NIDM, NDRF, DRDO, BRO, IMD, NRS and INCOIS.

This multi-agency engagement is expected to contribute in the evolution of institutional frameworks for effective communication, interoperability, cooperation and their application for successful conduct of HADR.

The exercise also aims to provide a unique platform for exchange of domain knowledge, experience and best practices with the participating ASEAN member countries, stated the PRO (defence) through the statement.

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