DD Urdu came into existence on 15 August 2006 following a Governmental commitment in the Parliament made in response to the unstarred question No. 2026 regarding launch of Urdu Channel.
The language Channel, as it exists today, is on air for 24 hours from 14th November 2007, encapsulating heritage, culture, literature, information, education & societal issues specific to the target audience. Its mandate, inter-alia, is to re-popularize the idiom, the syntax and the lingual behavior purported to have gone into oblivion over the years.
The theme that predominantly runs through the transmission relates to modernizing educational and Social out-look of the target audience, document & show comparative study of Societies in the South-Asian neighborhood to draw lines of demarcation between democratic & non-democratic social structures, popularizing science, technology, IT and demystifying Science, conserving literary & cultural traditions identified with Urdu, Portrayal of Urdu as one of the modern Indian languages having played an aspiratory role in freedom struggle, a cementing force between regions separated by languages which is apart from propagating & popularizing Indian point of view about certain contentious issues.