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India lacks plan for global rescue: Study

India lacks plan for global rescue: Study

  • The government’s plans for conducting emergency large-scale international evacuation is “ad hoc” and depends on “quick-fix solutions”.
  • The paper authored for Carnegie India has revealed that despite conducting nearly 30 international evacuations, South Block does not have a standard operating procedure (SOP) for such missions and continues to depend on individual sacrifices from civil aviation, military and diplomatic services.
  • As more than 11 million Indians now reside abroad, and more than 20 million now travel abroad each year, the government will no longer be able to rely on heroic, ad hoc efforts and quick fix solutions.
  • The paper which coincided with the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (7-9 January, Bengaluru), stated that the U.S., the U.K., and the NATO have institutionalised non-combatant evacuation operations (NEO) doctrine.
  • Among the developing countries, Brazil too has institutionalised an SOP. However, India is yet to do the needful even as public scrutiny increases on international crisis situations.

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