India’s rescue operation in quake-hit Nepal named as Operation Maitri

Indian Army has named the rescue and aid to Nepal ‘Operation Maitri’ or friendship which was aftermath of 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal.

This operation will involve number of Indian military aircraft and choppers along with bus services through road route.

Along with them more than 1000 trained personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will also take part in this operation.

Under the operation, a Multi-National Coordination Centre (MNCC) has been set up. In addition, for relief operations Head-quarters has been established in PPO Pokhra.

Since the launch of operation more than 1000 Indian citizens have been safely flown from Nepal.

It should be noted that India was the first nation to respond to the earthquake crisis in Nepal, by launching a full-fledged rescue and relief.

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