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First Annual BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise, New Delhi (October 10-13, 2017)

October 06, 2017

India is hosting the First Annual BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise from 10-13 October 2017 in Delhi.

The Exercise follows the call of BIMSTEC Leaders at the BIMSTEC Leaders' Retreat hosted by Prime Minister in Goa in October 2016 for closer cooperation in disaster management through joint exercises. India had offered to host the first Exercise at the 17th BIMSTEC Senior Officials' Meeting (Kathmandu, 7 February 2017)

The main focus of the Exercise will be to create synergy and synchronize efforts to institutionalize regional cooperation and inter-governmental coordination efforts on disaster response among Member States.

About 135 delegates from all BIMSTEC Member States including senior level officials dealing with related policy and operational aspects will participate in the Exercise [Nineteen personnel from each country: 1 Head of the Disaster Response; 2 Middle level officials in-charge of operations; 15 Professionals/officers dealing with base/ground operations and 1 Senior Level official from the Nodal Ministry/Authority for policy decisions]

The Exercise will have simulated scenarios in the areas of flood management and building collapse search and rescue including Table Top Exercise (TTX), Field Training Exercise (FTX) and an After Action Review (AAR).

Hosting of the Exercise is in keeping with India's commitment to share its expertise and capabilities in disaster management with the region.

New Delhi
October 06, 2017

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