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  • Navy launches massive rescue & rehabilitation effort in Odisha

    Published on May 4, 2019

    The Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy has launched a massive rescue and rehabilitation effort in Odisha in the aftermath of the devastation caused by severe Cyclone ‘Fani’.

    The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval Command personally undertook aerial survey of the cyclone-affected areas this morning and visited INS Chilka to review relief efforts.

    Based on the aerial surveys, the Eastern Naval Command is undertaking a three-pronged rescue and rehabilitation effort Centred around Puri and its suburbs in coordination with the state government and the district administration.

    Indian Navy ships Ranvijay, Kadmatt and Airavat, with three helicopters are presently operating off Puri and coordinating aerial survey and immediate response through their integral helicopters.