The National Bomb Data Centre (NBDC) came into being, though in its nascent stages, in the year 1988. Back then, NBDC made a humble, in house, beginning of collating all bombing related incidents in the country and chronicled them in, now its eminently readable and popular yearly publication, Bombshell. The role of NBDC was later redefined in the year 2000, when it was assigned an important national role of monitoring, recording and analysing all bombing incidents in the country.
NBDC is one of its kind institution in the country, which not only monitors all bombing/ IED related incidents, within the country, but also records and analyses the salient ones across the world to draw out appropriate lessons in own context. This knowledge is then passed on to or shared with the relevant security agencies on as required basis.
Slowly but surely, NBDC is emerging into a hub for articulating any new ideas related to countering IEDs and EOD related matters. All national security agencies, invariably, fall back on NBDC for varied assistance and have healthy regards for its working culture, which in turn is fuelling the centre to work even harder and move on in its zest for excellence.
Role and Tasks
- Carryout BIO at the request of a sponsor state / org and advise on the corrective measures and the remedial
- Collect, collate, analyse and evaluate all terrorist bombing activities reported in the country.
- Disseminate relevant information to concerned law enforcement agencies, as required.
- Remain abreast with the latest techniques in the field of terrorist bombings in India & abroad.
- Compile and disseminate periodic statistical data and analytical information on terrorist bombing
- Carryout limited research and innovation in the field of bomb disposal equipment to suit local needs and
- Research and develop concepts for dealing with terrorist bomb threat situations.
- ALWAYS BE ALERT AND ALIVE.
- RECOGNIZE AN IED. NEVER HANDLE AN UNCLAIMED OBJECT.
- NOTICE YOUR SURROUNDING S FOR ANYTHING OUT OF PLACE.
- OPEN ALL WINDOWS AND DOORS.
- REMOVE ALL VALUABLE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, LIKE FUEL AND ELECTRONIC ITEMS, FROM SUSPECTED IED SITE.
- INFORM THE BOMB DISPOSAL SQUAD.
- INFORM FIRE BRIGADE, HOSPITAL AND AMBULANCE.
- DO NOT SPREAD RUMORS.
- DO NOT TOUCH, DISTURB OR APPROACH THE SUSPECTED OBJECT.
- REMAIN CALM AND IN CONTROL OF THE SITUATION
Statistics of Bomb Blasts
As seen in the years gone by, this year too, the IEDs have remained the frontline weapon of the terrorist organisations to target the security forces and the civilian population alike. There have been 274 IED blast incidents out of a total 338 bombing incidents reported for the whole of India during 2010. The database for this summary is based on the reports forwarded by various organisations/agencies, internet and media.
Increase innumber of Bomb Blasts
Decrease in number of Bomb Blasts
No change in number of Bomb Blasts
Bomb Blasts free States / Union Territories (2009)