A multilateral Air Force exercise named 'Samvedna' will be conducted by Southern Air Command (SAC) in Thiruvanathapuram from March 12 to 17. This is the first composite HADR Air exercise in the South Asian Region and would involve representatives from Air Forces of Srilanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and UAE.
'Samvedna' meaning 'Empathy' would ensure better understanding and sharing of response procedures between a number of friendly neighboring nations, a defence press release said .
The broad format of the exercise will include ground training and flying exercise. Broadly, the entire settings of the Samvedna is based on an event of occurrence of Tsunami in the western coast of India originating from an earthquake in Makran subduction zone and resulting Post-Tsunami disaster management along the western coast and western islands of India. (UNI)