Ankara [Turkey]Feb. 15 (ANI): The Indian Army’s ‘SANCHAR’, a network-independent real-time tracking and messaging module, is being used in Turkey, where Indian Army teams have been deployed to provide relief to the local population.
The system, which is operationally used by all defense and paramilitary forces to track team members and assets in the battle zone, was developed by an Army team including Capt. Karan Singh and Sub PG Sapre, officials said.
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Captain Singh is currently deployed in Turkey for disaster relief operations.
SANCHAR is compatible with all map formats and GPS constellations. It has compact dimensions (12x12x5 cm) and is lightweight. The system has a communication range of 1.5-2 km and a battery life of 6 to 7 hours. It has a lower cost compared to its variants.
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Under Operation Dost, the United Health Ministry provided life-saving humanitarian medical assistance to earthquake-hit Turkey and Syria.
Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of Health and Family Welfare tweeted: “India is helping Syria and Turkey to implement the concept of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. @MoHFW_India provided life-saving first aid medicine, protective equipment, medical equipment, intensive care medicine, etc. as part of India Efforts to provide humanitarian aid to Turkey and Syria.”
On February 6, 2023, a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria.
According to a statement issued by the Union Health Ministry, the emergency relief supplies include life-saving medicines, protective equipment and intensive care equipment worth more than Rs 7 million.
When two strong earthquakes hit Syria and Turkey, within 12 hours, three truckloads of relief supplies were dispatched to Hinton Air Force Base, including life-saving first-aid medicines and protective equipment.
The consignment included 5,945 tons of emergency relief supplies, including 27 life-saving medicines, two types of protective equipment and three types of intensive care equipment, worth about Rs 20 crore.
Moreover, on February 10, both Turkey and Syria arranged a lot of relief supplies. The shipment to Syria included 72 types of intensive care medicines, consumables and protective items totaling 7.3 tons worth 1.4 lakh rupees, the statement said.
The relief supplies to Turkey include 14 items of medical and intensive care equipment worth Rs 40 crore. Some of the medical equipment included Patient Monitor Cardio VI (100), Syring Pump Medvo (100), ECG Machine IMAC 300 (50) and others, the statement added.
Under Operation Dost, India is assisting Turkey in search and rescue operations in earthquake-stricken areas. In order to save the lives of the victims of the earthquake, the Indian army also established 60 auxiliary field hospitals in Turkey.
India has sent its seventh aircraft to Turkey. The Indian Air Force C17 carrying relief supplies, medical assistance, first aid and intensive care medicines, medical equipment and consumables took off from Hindon Air Base in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. (Arnie)
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