Union Home Minister Inaugurated First BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the four-day First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) in New Delhi. The Exercise will be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the lead agency in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).

The BIMSTEC DMEx-2017 is being conducted in two phases in Delhi and NCR. The main exercise will comprise of Table Top Exercise (TTX), Field Training Exercise (FTX) and After Action Review (AAR). The main focus of the BIMSTEC DMEx-2017 will be on testing the region’s preparedness and resilience towards effective activation of inter-Governmental interaction for immediate deployment of regional resources for disaster response.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • BIMSTEC stands for ‘Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation’, includes namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
  • At the 17th BIMSTEC Senior Officials Meeting held in Kathmandu, Nepal in February, 2017, it was decided that India would organize the first annual Disaster Management Exercise for the region.

Source- Press Information Bureau (PIB)

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