The Admiral is in the War Room
The Indian Navy is taking the lead in coordinating rescue and emergency relief work in India, and is also providing support to Sri Lanka and Maldives. Twenty-two of the Navy’s ships have been pressed into service, of which 9 have been assigned to support Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Its remaining ships are on standby and stocking up with emergency supplies. The Coast Guard is focusing on search and rescue.
The Indian Air Force has deployed its heavy lifters
The IAF has deployed its transport aircraft for lifting relief material to affected areas. At present, nine AN-32, three IL-76 and two Avro aircraft and three MI-8 helicopters are being used. Six helicopters are on standby to airlift relief material to Sri Lanka.
The IAF has set up five nodal points â€“ Chennai, Bhuj, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Delhi to ferry supplies. [Rediff]
The Indian Army is providing emergency supplies from its stores. It has also sent its Bangalore based Sappers to help rebuild roads and bridges. It has also secured the nuclear power station in Kalpakkam.