Earthquake in Turkey: India conveys condolences and support
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In the wake of massive earthquake in Turkey that has caused loss of hundreds of lives and damage to properties, India has extended support and solidarity with the people of Turkey  

EAM Dr. S. Jaishankar, has twitted:  Deeply distressed by the loss of lives and damage in the earthquake in Türkiye. Have conveyed to FM @MevlutCavusoglu our condolences and support at this difficult time. 


PM Narendra Modi also conveyed condolences  

Anguished by the loss of lives and damage of property due to the Earthquake in Turkey. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. India stands in solidarity with the people of Turkey and is ready to offer all possible assistance to cope with this tragedy. 


In light of India’s offer of assistance,  

  • Two teams of NDRF comprising 100 personnel with specially trained dog squads and necessary equipment are ready to be flown to the earthquake hit area for search & rescue operations.   
  • Medical Teams are also being readied with trained doctors and paramedics with essential medicines.  
  • Relief material will be dispatched in coordination with the Government of Republic of Türkiye and Indian Embassy in Ankara and Consulate General office in Istanbul.  


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