National Crisis Management Centre

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  • Recently Russia has agreed to assist India to set up National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) in the country to handle disaster and other emergency situations.
  • This was agreed during a meeting between Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Minister for Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov in Moscow.
  • Both sides agreed that EMERCOM of Russia would cooperate with India in the establishment of the National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) in India.
  • India also reviewed the progress made on the agreement on disaster management signed in 2010.
  • The countries also agreed on a programme of training of specialists and sharing of each other’s experiences as well as best practices in the field of Disaster Management. 
  • The two leaders later signed a joint implementation plan for 2018-19 for cooperation in disaster management.
  • They also reviewed the implementation of the agreement on information security signed in October 2016. 
  • Both sides also welcomed the ongoing cooperation and the regular exchange of visits between the two National Security Councils.

Source:India Today