Operation Maitri: Massive air and road operation to evacuate Indians from earthquake hit Nepal
India on 27 April 2015 launched a relief and rescue Operation named Maitri in earthquake hit Nepal. The operation will involve two dozen military aircraft and choppers along with bus services through road route.
India also pressed nearly 1000 trained personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) into service after Nepal on 25 April 2015 was struck by the worst earthquake in 80 years in which more than 2500 people were killed.
Under the operation, more than 1000 people have been flown from Nepal.
Parts of the Operation Maitri
• A Multi National Coordination Centre has been set up
• In PPO Pokhra, Head quarters are being established for relief operations
Besides, an inter-ministerial team headed by a top Home Ministry official will also leave for Nepal to coordinate the rescue and relief efforts as part of Operation Maitri.
Who: Operation Maitri
Where: In quake-hit Nepal
What: Launched by India
When: 26 April 2015