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‘Operation Dost’: India goes all out to help quake-hit Türkiye and Syria

India's swift response led to the first C-17 IAF aircraft with a specialized SAR team leaving for Türkiye within hours of a request for assistance being received.

Operation Dost on ground. Image - Twitter/@MEAIndia

As one of the first responders to extend humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR), to Türkiye and Syria following the massive earthquake that struck the two countries on February 6, 2023, India has ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌provided all possible assistance to the affected people. ‌‌‌

Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's direction, Operation Dost was launched to provide necessary support in terms of search and rescue (SAR) efforts as well as medical assistance, a news release by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) noted.

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