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Defence and Security Magazine - Disaster Management

Role of Ex-Servicemen by Lt Gen O P Kaushik

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Author: Lt Gen (Retd) O P Kaushik

Much of the reason why the armed forces personnel fall quickly and easily into place in a disaster management situation is that they have a wealth of talent and skills in dealing with adverse situations.

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Reactive vs Proactive by Maj Gen G D Bakshi

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Author: Maj Gen (Dr) G D Bakshi SM, VSM (Retd)

No section of any society in any part of the world can keep itself aloof from disaster management both in its proactive role of preparedness, prevention and mitigation or its reactive role of rescue, relief and rehabilitation.

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NDMA: role and function by Lt Gen V K Jetley

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Author: Lt Gen (Retd) V K Jetley

India has its fair share of natural and man-made disasters. It is just six years since the National Disaster Management Authority was created and going by the machinery and equipment it has acquired, it is capable of pre-empting some categories of disasters.

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Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies: Preparedness and Response by Dr M C Abani

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Author: Dr M C Abani

Hitherto Three Mile Island in the US and Chernobyl in Russia were the benchmarks for accidents in nuclear facilities and Hiroshima and Nagasaki for the deliberate use of nuclear weapons for mass destruction for strategic reasons. The “event” in Fukushima in Japan where the earthquake caused a chain reaction of tsunami and breakdown of emergency equipment at the plant the whole paradigm of CBRN disaster management has had to be revisited and revised.

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