A conclave on synergizing Civil Military Operations towards Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief was inaugurated by Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr. Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, in presence of Air Officer Commanding Jammu, Air Cmdr., Shashi Kant Mishra, VM (Gallantry), Inspector General of Police Jammu, Dr. SD Singh and Dy. Commissioner Jammu, Kumar Rajeev Ranjan.
The conclave was organized at Air Force Station, Satwari Jammu. Besides Additional Commissioner Jammu Rehana Batool, Additional DCs of districts of Jammu Division, Director Disaster Management, Aamir Ali, Joint Director Fire, Emergency Services RT Dubey, Divisional Commandant HG Vikas Sharma and SSP Airport Rajinder Gupta also participated.
The conclave focused on ensuring synergy between IAF, State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and Civil Administration for deployment of resources towards relief and rescue.
A display of rescue equipments and helicopters was done by Indian Air Force. SDRF and F&ES also displayed their equipments and put up a scintillating display of life saving rescue techniques, from high rise damaged buildings, along with display of modern rescue and fire-fighting equipments, and live demonstrations by master trainers under the guidance of Director Disaster Management, which added value to the conclave.
Group Capt. Verma, Wing Commander Sreedhar and Sqd. Ldr. Roy and other Senior Air Force officers also participated in the joint exercise. A similar exercise is planned to be held in Kashmir.