New Delhi, Mar 25 (ANI): A 46-member team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel will leave for Tokyo tonight by an Air India flight.
The team would be deployed in the town of Rifu-Cho, which is 365 kms north of Tokyo, for a duration of approximately 10-12 days, and they would be staying at Miyagi Prefecture Sports Complex in Tohoku region on Honshu Island.
The NDRF team will assist the local authorities of the town in relief and rehabilitation activities.
The team is equipped with the latest state-of-the art gear for radiation monitoring, detection and personal safety equipments and thus they are self-contained in terms of nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) suits, emergency rations and essential medicines.
The team is carrying satellite phones for international calls and other communication equipments for the purpose of squad-to-squad communication during deployment.
Speaking to the NDRF team, M. Shashidhar Reddy, Vice Chairman, NDMA said that NDRF has become the public face of NDMA.
"This is the first time that a team of NDRF is being deployed outside the country, he added.eddy expressed confidence that the team will do exemplary work and bring laurels for the Country.
Japan Government has requested for the deployment of the NDRF team for relief and rehabilitation work to the Government of India.
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had kept an NDRF team in readiness to e sent to Japan for search, rescue and relief in the wake of recent earthquake followed by Tsunami that devastated various parts of Japan. (ANI)