Navy launches Op Vanila to help Madagascar

  • The Navy launched ‘Operation Vanilla‘ in support of the national disaster in flood-hit Madagascar and diverted a large amphibious ship to provide assistance.
  • INS Airavat, which was mission deployed has been diverted for the same, the Indian Navy said in a statement.
  • Madagascar has been hit by a cyclone and there has been heavy flooding and landslips since last week causing loss of lives and displacement of a number of people. According to reports, more than 92,000 people have been affected.
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