Cyclone Hudhud: Navy Chief R K Dhowan on relief and rescue operations

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New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan on Tuesday said that Indian Navy is lead service with regard to operation Lehar and priority is to provide relief material to the surrounding areas of Andhra Pradesh and wherever required. Naval diving and relief teams have already been deployed to the various district of the state. Efforts are also on to carry out a survey to find out the damage in the naval airport and other areas, however there is no major damage to Ships or submarines. After Cyclone Hudhud battered the Andhra coast, the Indian Navy launched ‘Operation Lehar’, a massive search and rescue operation, to assess the damage and rush help to areas still reeling under the effect of the devastating storm. The country’s defence crisis management group nominated the Navy to undertake the lead rescue and relief operations in Andhra Pradesh and adjoining Odisha.

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