Rajnath Singh, the defence minister, will gather soldiers in Siachen to celebrate Holi.
Rajnath Singh, the defence minister, will gather soldiers in Siachen to celebrate Holi.

Today, June 14th, 2018: On Wednesday, Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that his country’s military is ready to provide whatever support necessary in the fight against Cyclone Biparjoy.

The Defence Minister stated, “I spoke to all three service chiefs and reviewed the preparedness of the armed forces for the landfall of Cyclone Biparjoy.”


He promised that the military would help the government in whatever way they needed it as they dealt with the aftermath of the hurricane.

On Tuesday, 50 employees of the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) in Okha, Gujarat, were rescued by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG).

Meanwhile, Cyclone Biparjoy is predicted to make landfall in Gujarat on Thursday, and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has said that it is ready to deal with the storm.

Eighteen NDRF teams and thirteen SDRF teams have been sent out. On the evening of June 15, the storm is predicted to make landfall in Gujarat. There have been over 45,000 successful evacuations. The Director General of the National Disaster Response Force, Atul Karwal, has said that the force is ready for whatever comes after landfall.

According to the DG, there is a risk of severe flooding in the eight neighbouring districts, and we stand ready to assist.

An orange signal remains in force for the Saurashtra and Kutch coastlines of Gujarat, but the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has reported that cyclonic storm Biparjoy has strengthened into a “very severe” category and would reach the Jakhau Port on Thursday evening.

As a precaution, Western Railways has decided to cancel at least 67 trains that would otherwise go through the cyclone-affected regions.



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