HADR Exercise Tiger TRIUMPH to Commence at Visakhapatnam

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News: ‘TIGER TRIUMPH’ is scheduled on the Eastern seaboard from 13 to 21 Nov 19.

Facts:

About Tiger Triumph

  • It is the first India US joint Tri services Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise.
  • The tri service drill is being organised under the aegis of the headquarters of the Integrated Defence Staff.
  • The Exercise is aimed to developing interoperability for conducting HADR operations.  HADR operations seek to provide immediate succour and relief to the disaster affected population.

Additional Information:

Integrated Defence Staff (IDS):

  • It is an organisation responsible for fostering coordination and enabling prioritisation across the different branches of the Indian Armed Forces.
  • It is composed of representatives from the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, Ministry of External Affairs, Defence Research and Development Organisation, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Finance.
  • It is headed by Chief of Integrated Defence Staff along with Deputy Chiefs of Integrated Defence Staff.
  • IDS advises and assists the chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee.
  • It was established in 2001 after the recommendations of the Kargil Review Committee and is located at New Delhi.