NATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE FORCE
Saving Lives & Beyond...
Shri Atul Karwal, IPS
It gives me immense pleasure to lead ‘National Disaster Response Force’, world’s single largest force dedicated to disaster response. NDRF has always led from the front, displayed high level of dedication & commitment, fulfilling our motto आपदा सेवा सदैव सर्वत्र which implies Sustained Disaster Response Service under all circumstances. The sincerity, professionalism and devotion displayed by the Rescuers during disasters have popularized NDRF so much among citizens that the NDRF Rescuers have been named “Angels in Disaster” by our fellow citizens.
In a very short span of time, NDRF has rescued over 1.55 lakh precious human lives and also evacuated more than 7.88 lakh stranded persons from disaster situations within the country and abroad. The swift and effective response of NDRF during Japan Triple Disaster-2011, Nepal Earthquake 2015 and Türkiye Earthquake 2023 was acclaimed globally. The force is fulfilling these responsibilities with its rigorous training regime and diligent application of skills on the ground.
With all my sincerity and dedication, I would try to add further value to the efforts of my worthy predecessors and guide NDRF towards achieving world class excellence and best in class standards.