The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today visited EMERCOM –the National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) in Moscow.
The Prime Minister was given an overview of the actual functioning and real-time monitoring operations of the Centre. He was informed in detail about the coordination among various disaster-relief agencies, which is done by this Centre. The space monitoring and 3D modelling capabilities were also explained. The capabilities of the Centre to monitor threats to human life and property, including natural disasters, both within and beyond Russia's borders, and its global sphere of cooperation were highlighted.
The Prime Minister took keen interest in the disaster prevention and response activities being coordinated by the Centre, as well as its global outreach. He described the work being done by the Centre as a “great service to humanity.”
The National Security Advisor Shri AjitDoval, the Foreign Secretary Shri S. Jaishankar, the Defence Secretary Shri G Mohan Kumar, and other senior members of the Prime Minister's delegation were present.
The NCMC is a multi level coordination centre designed to provide inter-agency coordination, and alerting people about the threat of emergency situations. The capabilities of the NCMC include state of the art real time monitoring, data collection, analysis and modelling. It uses global navigation satellite systems and global monitoring technologies based on remote sensing.