New Delhi, Feb 7
T he Rajya Sabha on Tuesday paid condolences to the victims of the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria.
he Rajya Sabha on Tuesday paid condolences to the victims of the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria.
Leading the house, Chairman Jagdeep Shankar said that the house wishes that those who are still in the rubbles are rescued.
On Tuesday, India dispatched the first batch of humanitarian aid along with a rescue team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to Turkey where a massive 7.8-magnitude quake has killed over 4,300 people and injured thousands others.
Taking to Twitter, External Affairs Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said "India's Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) capabilites in action."
"The 1st batch of earthquake relief material leaves for Turkey, along with NDRF Search iamp; Rescue Team, specially trained dog squads, medical supplies, drilling machines iamp; other necessary equipment."
The 51-member NDRF team headed by Deputy Commandant Deepak Talwar left from the Hindon Airport in Ghaziabad for Turkey on board an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft in the early hours of Tuesday.
Also in a tweet, the IAF said that "An IAF C-17 got airborne for Turkey. Bearing Search iamp; Rescue teams of the @NDRFHQ."
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