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Army to conduct major flood relief exercise in Guwahati

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Jun 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Guwahati, June 20: The Indian Army will carry out an exercise for flood relief in an urban setting in Guwahati from June 28 to 30. “The exercise aims to war game existing disaster magement plans at the state and district down to the municipal level incorporating tiol observers under existing NDMA (tiol Disaster Magement Authority) guidelines as related to urban flooding and incorporate armed forces into the disaster magement framework for better synergy,” it said. The exercise will use modern technology. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles will be put in use to detect people trapped in flood waters and reconissance of flood-affected areas from an elevated platform. Helicopters will be used for rescue and relief operations and distribution of relief to iccessible areas.

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