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India tests Emergency Alert System with Test Messages

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Many Indians received a loud beeping notification on their phones last month. It was only a test to see if the emergency alarm system functions properly. Users received another test message with the subject “Emergency alert: Severe” on Sept 15. Regardless of the app you are using, the alert message appears on your phone’s screen. It starts beeping loudly and doesn’t stop until you click the OK button.

Today at 12:19 PM, a message stating, “This is a SAMPLE TESTING MESSAGE sent through Cell Broadcasting System by Department of Telecommunication, Government of India,” was received by the majority of customers on the Airtel network. As there is nothing you need to do, disregard this message. The National Disaster Management Authority has forwarded this message to the TEST Pan-India Emergency Alert System. It seeks to improve public safety and offer prompt notices during emergencies.

If you received this message and were unsure of its meaning, the government is testing the emergency alert system with telecommunications providers.

This system, put into place in cooperation with the National Disaster Management Authority, acts as a vital lifeline during calamities like floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, and health crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Importantly, the notification reassured recipients that no action was necessary on their end.

Users have received six ’emergency alert: serious message’ warnings since August, with today’s message being the most recent.

The National Disaster Management Authority and the Ministry of Communications announced their partnership to test the Cell Broadcast Alert System back in July. The effort attempted to improve communication amongst emergency personnel during disasters, thereby ensuring Indian citizens’ safety and wellbeing.


Indians have received a series of test messages for their emergency alarm system, with the most recent being “Emergency alert: Severe”. The message, sent through the Cell Broadcasting System by the Department of Telecommunication, Government of India, reassures users that no action is necessary during emergencies. The National Disaster Management Authority and the Ministry of Communications have been working together to test the system since July, aiming to improve communication among emergency personnel and ensure the safety and wellbeing of Indian citizens. The most recent message is the most recent, and users have received six warnings since August. The system aims to improve public safety and provide prompt notices during emergencies.

Taushif Patel
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Taushif Patel is a Author and Entrepreneur with 20 years of media industry experience. He is the co-founder of Target Media and publisher of INSPIRING LEADERS Magazine, Director of Times Applaud Pvt. Ltd.

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