From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :
Prelims level : HADR, Op Vanila
Mains level : NA
Indian navy will perform HADR operations in Madagascar under ‘Operation Vanilla’.
- Indian Navy Ship Airavat whilst mission deployed in the Southern Indian Ocean has been diverted to Antsiranana based on request recieved from Madagascar.
- The ship will undertake Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) mission as part of ‘Operation Vanilla’.
- It has been launched to provide assistance to the affected population of Madagascar post devastation caused by Cyclone Diane.