Update on HADR Operations in Gujarat / Rajasthan

July 27, 2017

A large scale Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise by Indian Air Force involving Medium Helicopters (MLH) and Chetak Helicopters is still going on in the Flood affected areas of Gujarat and Rajasthan.

The highlights of HADR operations carried out today by Indian Air Force are as follows:

  1. Twelve sorties have been undertaken from Deesa.
  2. Two Chetaks from Jamnagar are deployed in Mehsana and Ahmedabad.
  3. The IAF detachment at Mehsana was operationalised on 26 Jul 17 with three helicopters (Two Medium Lift helicopters & one Chetak).
  4. Communication nodes have been set up at Deesa and Mehsana.
  5. One Low Level Light Weight Radar (LLLWR) has been operationalised at Deesa with effect from 1000 hrs today. This radar will be used to de-conflict the helicopter traffic in the vicinity of Deesa.
  6. A dedicated HADR Cell was established at Gandhinagar which is the HQ of the South Western Air Command. Regular contact is being maintained with the State Emergency Op Centre (SEOC) and other stakeholders. A meeting has been called by Governor of Gujarat at 1700 h at SEOC.
  7. Heavy rain was reported in the morning at all location. Weather improved marginally in the afternoon.

The details of the HADR efforts have been tabulated below :-

 State  For the Day  Cumulative
   Sorties  Flg Hrs  Pax  Food
Packets
(Tonnes)
 Sorties  Flg Hrs  Pax  Food
Packets
(Tonnes)
 Gujarat 04 05:50 0 5.8T 97 98:55 557 24.92T
 Rajasthan - - - - 31 22:30 09 0.25T
 Total 04 05:50 0 5.8T 128 121:25 566 25.17T