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The 2023 edition of the Annual Joint HADR Exercise, CHAKRAVAT, is being hosted by the Indian Navy at Goa from 09 to 11 Oct 23.

About Exercise CHAKRAVAT:

  • It is an Annual Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster ReliefHADR Exercise (AJHE)
  • Since its first edition in 2015, the Annual Joint HADR Exercise, CHAKRAVAT has transformed itself into a multi-agency endeavour.
  • It involves participation of all three Services, Paramilitary Forces, as well as several disaster response organisations, NGOs, academic institutions and international organisations.
  • The 2023 edition would further synergise efforts at the national level among all stakeholders, as well as witness participation from eight countries of the Indian Ocean Region.
  • The exercise has been conducted by Indian Army, Indian Navy (IN) and Indian Air Force (IAF) in rotation since 2016.
  • The 2023 edition of the exercise is being hosted by the Indian Navy at Goa.
  • The exercise will witness participation from various national agencies namely, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), National Institute for Disaster Management (NIDM), Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, Coast Guard, Indian Metrological Department (IMD) and other organizations.
  • Logo of the event: The Logo for this year’s exercise depicts crests and logos of all participating agencies and flags of all nations subsumed into one single entity to signify that HADR will hinge on joint and integrated action by all the agencies. 

Q1:What is the National Disaster Management Authority?

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is an apex governmental body in India responsible for formulating policies, plans, and guidelines for disaster management in the country. It was established in 2005 under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.