India and Thailand conducted second bilateral Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise 2017. The joint bilateral exercise is named as Indo-Thailand Siam Bharat 17: HADR. Read on to know about HADR 2017.
India and Thailand concluded their second bilateral Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise 2017. The exercise is named as Indo-Thailand Siam Bharat 17: HADR.
This is second time such exercise was held between the two Air Forces, hence not much information is available on this exercise and related history. This current affair is important for the GK section in upcoming written exams and SSB interviews.
The exercise was conducted between 22nd May to 26th May 2017.
The Indo-Thai HADR Exercise was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand between the Indian Air Force and Royal Thailand Air Force (RTAF).
An eleven member IAF contingent led by Group Captain Sucharu Rai, VM represented India.
About Indo-Thailand Siam Bharat 17 HADR:
- The bilateral exercise is aimed at evolving Standard Operating Procedures for planning and executing relief missions during unforeseen natural calamities like Tsunami, earthquakes, cyclones, floods etc.
- This exercise will also enhance interoperability between both the Air Forces.
- The IAF and RTAF will undergo combined air operations triggered by a crisis.
- The exercise would assist in laying down procedures and establish decision support system at various stages of relief operations.
Indo-Thailand Siam Bharat 17 HADR exercise has took Indo-Thailand relationship to new height. Both Air Forces have learnt how to complete rescue missions during the natural calamity which is very important for disaster management of the country. We may witness such kind of bilateral exercises in near future.