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Watch: IAF plane with relief assistance for Turkey earthquake victims departs

India has immediately dispatched search and rescue teams of NDRF along with medical teams and other relief material to Turkey for the earthquake victims

Acting swiftly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s instructions to offer all possible assistance, India dispatched the first batch of earthquake relief material for Turkey, early Tuesday.

Showcasing India’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) capabilities in action, the assistance includes National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) search and rescue teams, specially trained dog squads, medical supplies, drilling machines, and other necessary equipment.

“Last night, an IAF C-17 got airborne for Turkiye. Bearing Search & Rescue teams of the NDRFH, this aircraft is part of a larger relief effort that will be undertaken by the IAF along with other Indian organisations,” tweeted the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Turkey Earthquake

As reported by IndiaNarrative.com on Monday, immediately after PM Modi’s instructions to offer all possible assistance to cope with the earthquake in Turkey, P K Mishra, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, held a meeting in South Block to discuss immediate relief measures. It was decided that Search & Rescue Teams of NDRF and medical teams along with relief material would be dispatched immediately in coordination with the government of Turkey.

Two teams of NDRF comprising 100 personnel with specially trained dog squads and necessary equipment were made ready to be flown to the earthquake-hit area for search and rescue operations. Medical Teams were also readied with trained doctors and paramedics with essential medicines. Relief material is being dispatched in coordination with the Turkish government and Indian Embassy in Ankara and Consulate General office in Istanbul.

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