The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) ensured the safety of delegates during the G20 Summit by providing Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) coverage. Approximately 600 well-trained rescuers were deployed in eleven teams equipped with the latest CBRN equipment.
To counter any potential CBRN threats, four state-of-the-art Hazmat vehicles, manufactured by Bharat Electronics Limited, were stationed strategically with advanced gadgets for chemical and radiation detection and assessment.
Ahead of the event, the NDRF conducted sensitization training programs for various stakeholders, including rescuers, Delhi Police, NSG, medical officers, ambulance staff, security officials, event managers, and hotel staff. The aim was to brief them about likely threat scenarios and their roles as first responders.
This training included tabletop and mock exercises at different venues, involving all stakeholders. Special Emergency Operations Control Centers were established, and VSAT-mounted communication vehicles were placed at vantage points to monitor the situation 24×7.
The comprehensive deployment was meticulously planned in close coordination with stakeholders, resulting in the successful conduct of the G20 Summit. The NDRF played a crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of the delegates by providing CBRN coverage.