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NDRF to deploy permanent teams in hills for rescue operations in higher reaches

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Karwal said that the flash floods in Uttarakhand in 2013, the flood caused by the bursting of a glacial lake in the border town of Chamoli in February, 2021 and the recent incidents of land subsidence in Joshimath and its surrounding areas are those that have happened in the hilly areas.

New Delhi. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is considering permanently deploying specialized mountaineering teams in the higher reaches of the Himalayas to be ready to launch rapid rescue operations during avalanches, landslides and floods caused by glacial lake outbursts. Can Officials gave this information. NDRF has initiated several measures to prepare its forces to deal with natural and man-made disasters in these mountain ranges in the northern region of India. The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) guards the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Border Security Force (BSF) guard the borders with Nepal, Bhutan and Pakistan.

NDRF Director General Atul Karwal said the force is taking several steps to deal with disasters in hilly areas as there is a “serious” risk of such incidents happening in future. He said this during a recent session on ‘Disaster Response in Mountains’ organized on the 18th Raising Day of the force here on January 19. Karwal said that the flash floods in Uttarakhand in 2013, the flood caused by the bursting of a glacial lake in the border town of Chamoli in February, 2021 and the recent incidents of land subsidence in Joshimath and its surrounding areas are those that have happened in the hilly areas.

He said, “Such disasters are expected to become more severe than ever before and hence the NDRF has to be prepared to meet these challenges.” Karwal said, “Mountain rescue skills and capabilities are not only will help us in the hilly areas of the north, but also at other places. Will get used to living in the areas.

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from PTI-language feed.



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