India launches 'Operation Karuna' to provide aid to Myanmar
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India launched "Operation Karuna" to provide humanitarian assistance for people in Myanmar, which is affected by Cyclone Mocha.
An overview of the news
Three ships from India carrying relief material reached Yangon on 18th May.
Indian Naval Ships Shivalik, Kamorta and Savitri were the first Naval ships to arrive at Yangon with relief material on 18th May.
The ships are carrying emergency food supplies, tents, essential medicines, water pumps, portable generators, clothes, hygiene items, etc.
Indian Navy Committed to Ensuring Security and Growth for All in the Region
India has always been at the forefront in providing assistance to its neighbors during such calamities.
About Cyclone Mocha
Cyclone Mocha which recently hit Myanmar has been classified as an extremely severe cyclonic storm by the IMD.
It has been classified as a 'Super Cyclone' by the global weather website Zoom Earth.
The name of the storm 'Mocha' has been suggested by Yemen.
Mocha originated in the Bay of Bengal.
With a recorded wind speed of 277 kmph, Mocha has become the strongest all-season cyclone to form in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal since 1982.
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