India begins “Operation Karuna” to assist Myanmar
India has taken an initiative to aid those affected by Cyclone Mocha in Myanmar by launching “Operation Karuna.” On May 18th, three ships, namely Indian Naval Ships Shivalik, Kamorta, and Savitri, arrived in Yangon with emergency relief material such as food supplies, tents, essential medicines, water pumps, portable generators, clothes, and hygiene items.
India begins “Operation Karuna” to assist Myanmar: Key Points
- India has always been at the forefront in supporting its neighbors during such disasters, highlighting its commitment to ensuring security and growth for all in the region.
- Cyclone Mocha, which recently hit Myanmar, has been classified as an extremely severe cyclonic storm by the IMD and a ‘Super Cyclone’ by the global weather website Zoom Earth.
- The storm emerged in the Bay of Bengal and has been recorded as the strongest all-season cyclone to form in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal since 1982, with a wind speed of 277 kmph. The name of the Cyclone ‘Mocha‘ has been suggested by Yemen.