NEW DELHI: From November 28 to 30, Air Force Station Agra will host the Indian Air Force's annual Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise called "Samanvay 2022."
Participants in this exercise will also include representatives from the ASEAN countreis. An Indian Air Force official stated that the purpose of this exercise is to evaluate the effectiveness of institutional Disaster Management frameworks and contingency plans.
According to a representative of the Defence Ministry, "Samanvay 2022" will encourage several national and regional disaster management stakeholders, including the Civil Administration, the Armed Forces, NDMA, NIDM, NDRF, DRDO, BRO, IMD, NRS, and INCOIS, to take a coordinated approach to HADR.
This multi-agency collaboration is anticipated to aid in the development of institutional frameworks for successful HADR execution, including effective communication, interoperability, and cooperation. The exercise also intends to offer a special forum for the participating ASEAN member countries to share their expertise, experiences, and best practises in the relevant fields, the official said.
A conference on disaster management will be included in the exercise, along with a "Multi Agency Exercise" that will feature both static and airborne displays of several HADR assets and a "Table Top Exercise."
According to the Ministry of Defence, representatives from the ASEAN nations will take part in the exercise in addition to numerous national stakeholders.
Rajnath Singh, the defence minister, will attend the Capability Demonstration activities scheduled on November 29 during the exercise as the chief guest.