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.

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