National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General RK Pachnanda today visited the second battalion NDRF headquarters at Haringhata in Nadia district's Mohanpur and took stock of the preparedness of the force. In his first visit to the second battalion after taking over the NDRF DG, Pachnanda addressed the troops of the battalion during 'Sainik Sammelan' held there at the campus of the unit, a release issued by the Battalion said. The DG described the NDRF as a unique kind of force in the world dedicated only for disaster response. He briefed the troops for their readiness during various search and rescue operations in different disasters within and outside the country. The DG also appreciated the good work done by the unit. DIG East and North East Zone, NDRF Kolkata, S S Guleria, and Commandant of second battalion NDRF Kolkata, Sandeep Channan, were present to welcome the DG, it said. Channan briefed the DG on various modern and sophisticated equipment the unit is in possession of for coping with all kinds of disaster, it said adding that the DG also visited site of ongoing construction works in the unit campus. Presently, there are 12 NDRF battalions deployed all over the country depending on the vulnerability of the areas. Out of these 12 battalions, the headquarters of second battalion NDRF is located at Haringhata in Nadia district and Channan is the commandant of the unit.
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