Operation Dost: Indian Army uses tech tool in quake-hit Turkey
Indian Army's 'SANCHAR', a network-independent, real time tracking and messaging module is being used in Turkey where Indian Army teams have been deployed to provide relief to the local population.
The system, which can be used by all defence and paramilitary forces in operation to track team members and assets in battlefield areas, officials said has been developed by an Army team including Captain Karan Singh and Sub PG Sapre. Captain Singh is currently deployed in Turkey for disaster relief operations.
SANCHAR is compatible with all map formats and GPS constellations. It has a compact size (12x12x5 cm) and is lightweight. The system has a communication range of 1.5-2 km and a battery life of six to seven hours. It is low cost as compared to its variables.
Under 'Operation Dost', Indian Health Ministry provided life-saving humanitarian medical assistance to quake-hit Turkey and Syria.
On February 06, 2023, a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 hit Turkey and Syria.