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Indian Navy taking part in disaster relief exercise


NEW DELHI (PTI): Indian Navy is taking part in multi-lateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise along with the US, China and Japan among other countries, the defence ministry has said.

The exercise, named 'Komodo', is being conducted between March 28 and April 3 in three phases - harbour phase, sea phase and civic mission phase, it said on Sunday, adding that INS Sukanya with integral Chetak is representing Navy.

The participating countries include Indonesia, US, China, Russia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Laos besides India.

"Activities during harbour phase include Table Top Exercise, Disaster Relief Command Post Exercise, Sports and Social Interaction," it said.

During the sea phase, Search and Rescue Exercise, Cross Deck Flying/Evacuation, lashing, Man Overboard Exercise, Oil Leakage Control, Platform Remnant Exercise and Damage Control Exercise would be undertaken.

In addition, Land and Ship Medical evacuation Exercise and Engineering Civic Action Programme would be undertaken during the Civic Mission Phase in which personnel from Sukanya would participate, the ministry said.

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