Indian Air Force conducts HDAR joint Air Exercise with Myanmar at Prayagraj

Indian Air Force conducts HDAR joint Air Exercise with Myanmar at Prayagraj

Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Myanmar Air Force (MAF) conducted a joint Air exercise  at Prayagraj on the theme of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR). The objectives of this Air Exercise include planning of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operation in a given scenario, learn best practices, executing mission during HADR disasters, understand Search and Rescue Mission procedures etc.

The Air Exercise was conducted under the aegis of Headquarters Central Air Command of Indian Air Force. 20 member team of Indian Air Force participated in the exercise. 
The expenditure incurred on the exercise was met almost entirely from the operational budget of the Services. 

The Air Forces of both countries were able to achieve the objectives of the laid down procedure. The countries with which Indian Air Force have conducted exercises during the last three years and the current year include Singapore, USA, UAE, Thailand, Bangladesh, Oman, Israel, Russia, Sri Lanka, Australia, Malaysia, France, UK and Myanmar.

Last year, India and Myanmar have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on defence cooperation on 29th July, 2019 in New Delhi for furtherance of India-Myanmar cooperation in the field of Defence.

Minister of state for Defence Shri Shripad Naik shared this information in a written reply to Dr Heena Gavit and others in Lok Sabha.

Source:PIB

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