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NAVY TO THE RESCUE

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India sent an amphibious warship, INS Airavat, to Madagascar in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) to help in rescue efforts after the island nation was hit by a cyclone.

As part of Operation Vanilla, the Navy delivered clothing, food and medicines, and also provided diving and communication assistance for evacuation

More examples 

  1. In March 2019, the Navy deployed four warships for relief operations when Mozambique was hit by Cyclone Idai
  2. A few months later, the Navy sent two warships to Japan to assist in rescue efforts following Typhoon Hagibis
  3. Indian vessels had delivered urgent medical assistance to Sulawesi, Indonesia, after it was struck by a high-intensity earthquake.  Operation Samudra Maitri was launched 
  4. SAGAR – security and growth for all in the region is the strategy followed by india stressing its neighbourhood first policy  
  5. Navy played a crucial role in the humanitarian crisis caused by Tsunami in 2004
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