India launches 'Operation Karuna' to provide aid to Myanmar

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Operation KarunaIndia 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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