Navy, IAF, NDRF brace up to deal with Cyclone Vayu


As the “very severe” cyclonic storm ‘Vayu’ is inching closer to Gujarat coast and expected to make landfall on Thursday, the army, air force, and NDRF teams are deployed and put on standby for rescue and relief operations along the coastal districts.

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has also deployed ships and aircraft to enable search and rescue post the landfall of the cyclonic storm.

A total of ten columns of the Army each having a strength of about 70 persons — have been deployed in Jamnagar, Gir, Dwarka, Porbandar, Jamnagar, Somnath, Morbi, Bhavnagar, Rajkot and Amreli, while another 24 columns have been put on standby to carry out rescue and relief operations, a defence release said on Wednesday.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has also positioned the medium-lift and light utility helicopters at nodal points in the state to undertake the disaster relief operations. Read More

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