PANEX-21 is a tri service HADR Ex planned to be conducted between 20-22 Dec 21 in Pune. The ex has been conceived with the theme ‘Response to Natural Disaster in backdrop of a Pandemic’. As a precursor to the conduct of PANEX-21, a Curtain Raiser for PANEX-21 was held on 07 Dec 21 at Kothari Auditorium, DRDO Bhavan, New Delhi. The event was attended by Ambassadors, Charge de Affairs, Minister Consular, Def Attaches and Embassy staff of BIMSTEC nations. The Chief Guest of the Curtain Raiser of PANEX-21 was Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt and the Guest of Honour for the event was Gen Bipin Rawat, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC. Eminent dignitaries from all three services, NDRF, MEA, Civ Def and representatives of Indian Def Industry also attended the event.