A huge earthquake shook Turkey and Syria. An earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale occurred in the early hours of Monday morning. In 24 hours, the earth shook three times with a magnitude of more than 6 on the Richter scale. As a result, thousands of people lost their lives and a large amount of property was damaged. When Turkey asked for international help to face the big disaster, India responded immediately. India is sending two battalions of NDRF forces with 100 personnel for the rescue operation. One from Ghaziabad and one from Kolkata are being sent by the Center to Turkey. NDRF personnel will be involved in relief operations there. NDRF chief Atul Karwal said that they have international certification. He said that they have received adequate training for carrying out relief operations in disaster situations. The NDRF personnel sent by India are skilled in identifying and extracting people trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings. Atul said that they will take relief measures once they reach Turkey. They said that the two Jagilas they are sending have been trained to identify survivors trapped under the rubble. India has also prepared medical teams to send to Turkey. Officials said that trained doctors, paramedical staff and emergency medicines are ready to be sent to Turkey. This is not the first time that India has sent NDRF forces abroad. NDRF forces participated in relief operations during earthquake, tsunami and radioactivity in Japan in 2011 and Nepal earthquake in 2015. Actually Turkey is an ally of Pakistan. In recent times that country has acted like another Pakistan. Turkey has repeatedly tried to trouble India over Kashmir. The country accused India of attacks on Muslims. Our country strongly responded to India’s stance regarding the abrogation of Article 370. Recently, it has decided to form an official committee on the issue of Kashmir. But ignoring all this, India once again showed the world the concept of ‘Vasudhaika Kudama’ by extending a hand to Turkey.