India disaster management reference handbook 2018

This guide serves as an initial source of information for those individuals preparing for disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities or immediate deployment with India partner responders in crisis. Additionally, it highlights the important role India plays in preparing for, mitigating, responding to, and recovering from a natural or man-made disaster in the Indo-Pacific region. It also provides decision makers, planners, responders and disaster management practitioners’ greater insight into India’s Disaster Management (DM) capabilities, thereby enhancing regional civil-military response. Discussion includes key areas such as the India’s organizational structure for domestic and foreign disaster management, international DM agreements, regional training programs and exercise support. An in-depth understanding of India’s and other partner nation capabilities improves collaboration before, during and after a disaster response. Therefore, this handbook focuses on strengthening partnerships and is not an assessment of India’s capabilities.