Operation Madad (Pakistan Navy)

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For the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami relief operation led by the Indian Navy with the same name, see Operation Madad (Indian Navy).
Operation Madad
Part of Emergency response to 2010 Pakistan floods
Pakistan 2010 Floods.jpg
Satellite image of the Indus River at the time of floods.
Type Emergency response
Location Flood effected areas of Pakistan
Planned by Pakistan Navy
Objective Search and rescue, disaster relief, humanitarian relief, rehabilitation, and reconstruction
Date June 4, 2010 — February 2011
Executed by Pakistan Navy

Operation Madad, (lit. Operation Help), was a non-combative and assistance military operation commenced and executed by Pakistan Navy after the massive national floods hit the country. Its primary operations were to conduct SAR raids to support effected areas of Pakistan following the 2010 Pakistan floods.[1] Madadwas the major and the largest naval operation commenced by the Pakistan Navy since the 1971 Naval conflict.

Bases and Operations[edit]

The naval bases that were involved and served as the major bases in Operation Madad.

  • PNS Ahsan in Gwader — served as the Operation Commander Center for afectees of Balochistan Province.
  • PNS Makran — served as air hub for the naval air aviation
  • Jinnah Naval Base — supervised the entire operation
  • PNS Mehran — provided air operations in Sindh Province.

Operation[edit]

Vice-Admiral Abass Raza, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff of Naval Operations, state that:"[A]ll assets of Pakistan Navy have been made safe and secured in case the cyclone ‘Phet’ hits the coastal areas of Karachi and parts of Balochistan.[2]

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir personally supervised the operation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff reporter (June 2010). "PN operation ‘Madad’ continues". The Nation (Islamabad). p. 1. 
  2. ^ Staff reporter (June 2010). "Navy launches Operation Madad". The Nation (Islamabad). p. 1.