PIB Analysis 21-02-23

PIB Analysis 21-02-23

PIB Analysis 21-02-23

Operation Dost

  • Operation Dost is a disaster relief mission comprising of 99 personnel of Indian Army Field Hospital and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).
  • The Indian Army Field Hospital established their Hospital at Iskenderun, Hatay Province, Turkey on 08 Feb 2023, which included a fully functional OT and Trauma Care Centre.
  • The Specialists include Medical Specialist, Surgical Specialists, Anaesthetists, Orthopaedicians, Maxillofacial Surgeon and Community Medicine Specialist for rendering medical assistance to earthquake victims.
  • Beside this, a Lady Medical Officer has also been sent for rendering medical care to female patients/casualties.

INS Sumedha

  • INS Sumedha is the third ship of the indigenously built Saryu class Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPV) and was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 07 Mar 2014.
  • Built indigenously at Goa Shipyard Limited, she is fitted with an impressive array of weapons and sensors, can carry an integral helicopter and boasts of long endurance.

Zayed Talwar

  • The inaugural edition of Indian Navy-UAE Navy bilateral exercise, Zayed Talwar, was conducted in March 2018, with the last edition being in August 2021.


  • DUSTLIK is the joint military exercise between the Indian Army and Uzbekistan Army.
  • The 4th edition of the exercise commenced on 20th February 2023 in Foreign Training Node, Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand).
  • The 14 days long joint exercise would focus on joint counter-terrorist operations in mountainous and semi-urban scenario under UN mandate.
  • It will also include field training exercises, combat discussions, lectures, demonstrations and culminate with a validation exercise.