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MEA-DPG CONFERENCE ON “INTERNATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE: INDIAN PARTICIPATION”

Date: 31 October, 2018

 
The Delhi Policy Group, in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, organized a conference on “International Disaster Response: Indian Participation” on October 31, 2018. The conference commenced with a keynote address by General (Dr.) V.K. Singh (Retd.), Minister of State for External Affairs, who outlined the Government of India’s policies, institutional capacity and experience of delivering humanitarian assistance as a first responder in the near and extended neighbourhood, in respect of both natural and manmade calamities. There were extensive discussions at the conference covering Indian policy on international humanitarian response; India’s experience with and lessons learnt from international HA/DR operations; and international frameworks for disaster response. The event was conducted under the Chatham House rule, as per the attached programme.

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