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PANEX-21

PANEX-21

Context:

On 07 Dec 2021, a curtain-raiser event, PANEX-21, for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief exercise, for the member nations of BIMSTEC countries, was held at Kothari Auditorium DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi. Italy is not a part of BIMSTEC countries.

About PANEX-21:

  • It is a multinational disaster relief exercise.
  • The exercise is planned to be held from 20-22 Dec 21 at Pune.
  • It will participate from experts and delegates from Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
  • The exercise aims to build regional cooperation in responding to natural disasters.
  • From 20 Dec to 22 Dec 21 in Pune, the exercise will witness the conduct of a Seminar, Table Top Exercises & Multi-Agency Exercise scheduled.
  • The culmination of this event will be a demonstration of the power of Indian Industries in partnership with FICCI to showcase their skills, innovations and a range of products available to assist government agencies in planning, organizing and conducting Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief activities.

About BIMSTEC:

  • BIMSTEC stands for the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation.
  • It is an international organization of seven countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia.
  • It forms a population of 1.73 billion and a combined domestic production of 3.8 trillion (2021).
  • BIMSTEC member states are Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. These are the countries that rely on the Bay of Bengal.

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