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PIB Summaries 26 November 2022


  1. Naseem Al Bahr 2022
  2. HADR Exercise ‘Samanvay 2022’

Naseem Al Bahr 2022

Focus: GS III: Security Challenges

Why in News?

The Indian Navy’s guided missile stealth frigate, INS Trikand, offshore patrol vessel, INS Sumitra, and Maritime Patrol Aircraft, (MPA) Dornier, participated in the 13th Edition of the Indian Navy (IN) – Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) bilateral exercise ‘Naseem Al Bahr’ (Sea Breeze). 

About ‘Naseem Al Bahr’:

  • The exercise was conducted off the coast of Oman and had three phases: harbour phase, sea phase and debrief.
  • Activities undertaken during the harbour phase included professional interactions between IN and RNO operations teams and friendly sports fixtures between the two navies.
  • The sea phase included tactical maritime exercise involving surface action, air defence, maritime surveillance and interdiction/VBSS. 
  • These operations helped in strengthening interoperability as well as enhancing understanding of each other’s procedures.
  • The last phase of exercise, debrief, was conducted at the RNO Naval Base at Duqm. 
  • India and Oman have traditionally enjoyed warm and friendly relations, sharing common cultural values. Naval exercises have added strength and substance to these bilateral ties.
  • The first IN-RNO exercise was conducted in 1993.  This year marks 30 years of IN-RNO bilateral exercises. 

HADR Exercise ‘Samanvay 2022’

Focus: GS III: Security Challenges

Why in News?

Indian Air Force is conducting the Annual Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise ‘Samanvay 2022’ at Air Force Station Agra.

About Exercise ‘Samanvay 2022’

  • 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’.  
  • 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. 

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