Technology to boost security
The Indian Government, in association with the private sector, is setting up a centre of excellence on internal security that will function as a “resource centre”, do high-end research and develop cost-effective, state-of-the-art technology which can be integrated into the security apparatus to tackle problems like naxalism, urban terrorism and cyber attacks.
The centre, being set up at the Indian Institute of TechnologyBombay (IIT-B), would develop electronic equipment, which can be indigenously manufactured for use by security agencies like the police and paramilitary forces.
The idea for the centre is born out of the perspective and realisation that technology is an enabler. The current technology penetration level across different segments of internal security is very low when compared to developed economies. The lack of appropriate technology for surveillance and secure communications continues to plague the system.