Indian Navy Updates

[pib] Operation Vanilla


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’.

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.
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