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Source: The post is based on the article “India lends help as earthquake shakes Turkey, Syria to the core: What is Operation Dost?” published in TOI on 12th February 2023.
What is the News?
India has launched ‘Operation Dost’ to extend assistance to Turkey and Syria, the nations hit by an intense 7.9-magnitude earthquake.
What is Operation Dost?
Operation Dost is an ongoing search and rescue mission initiated by the Government of India to help Syria and Turkey after they witnessed a massive earthquake that left thousands dead, injured and trapped under the rubble.
Under the operation, India has sent search and rescue teams, mainly three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), a field hospital, materials, medicines and equipment to Turkey and Syria.
What are the other operations launched by India recently?
Operation Ganga: It was launched to help stranded Indian nationals come back to India from Ukraine through special flights amidst the Russian invasion of Ukraine.