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Disaster Management & IAF conduct HADR Conclave

Jammu (J&K), Jamuary, 20th: A conclave on synergising Civil-Military operations towards Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) was organized jointly by Air Force Station Jammu and J&K SDMA at Air Force Station Satwari, Jammu.


Commandant General (DGP), Civil Defence, HG and SDRF, Dilbagh Singh, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The conclave was attended by Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Jammu, Air Commodore SK Mishra, Deputy Commissioner Ramban, Tariq Ahmed Ganai, Additional Commissioner Jammu Anuradha Wazir, Joint Director Fire & Emergency Services Jammu, RT Dubey, Director Disaster Management, Aamir Ali, Commandant SDRF 2nd Bn, Shabir Ahmed Malik, Dy. CEO Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Arvind Karwani, Senior Officers from Civil Administration, Army, Air Force, SDRF, Fire Services, Police and Air Port. A presentation on conduct of HADR missions during disasters and improving the efficacy of these operations, was done, in close coordination with Civil Authorities. Capability of deploying Helicopters and Remotely Piloted Aircrafts (RPA) during disasters were also discussed. A mock drill including, flying the simulated operations, by the helicopter and use of rescue equipment, from the helicopter, rescue hoist, winching, using rescue cradle and bambhi-bucket were conducted. SDRF and F&ES also showcased their ability to enter tall buildings, from the top, using rescue vehicles like Bronto-Skylift, ladders and rescue methods. Display of fire-fighting ability of SDRF and J&K Fire & Emergency Services and display of modern rescue equipment was also showcased, with an aim to conduct improved and coherent operations in future.