INS Saryu Participates in ARF Disaster Relief Exercise
Indian Navy’s offshore patrol vessel INS Saryu is taking part in a week long ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Disaster Relief Exercise (DiREx) 2015.
The aim of ARF DiREx-15 is to exercise information sharing and networking among national agencies of this region towards providing Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) during natural calamities like Earthquakes, Tsunami, etc as well as Search and Rescue (SAR) for ships and aircraft lost at sea.
Disaster management continues to be a vital area for cooperation in the region. A consensus has thus emerged on the need to better mitigate, manage and respond to natural and man-made disasters due to the constant dialogue within ARF.
This is the third edition of DiREx with the previous two held in Philippines (2009) and Indonesia (2011)
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