Home­land Se­cu­rity - SUPREME

Assocham Bulletin - - GOVERNMENT INTERACTIONS -

AS­SOCHAM, the Apex Cham­ber for Com­merce and In­dus­try had setup the Na­tional Coun­cil on Home­land Se­cu­rity, post 26/11 ter­ror­ist at­tack on Mum­bai, In­dia's fi­nan­cial cap­i­tal. Since then this Coun­cil has been co­or­di­nat­ing closely with all the im­por­tant stake­hold­ers in­clud­ing the Min­istry of Home Af­fairs and the Min­istry of De­fence, Gov­ern­ment of In­dia on is­sues of Na­tional im­por­tance. AS­SOCHAM Na­tional Coun­cil on Home­land Se­cu­rity is Chaired by Mr.D.R.Ka art hike yan (F mr. Di­rec­tor CBI & Padma Shri Awardee) and Co-chaired by Mr. Anil Dhawan.

This year the AS­SOCHAM Na­tional Coun­cil on Home­land Se­cu­rity or­gan­ised the two days 6th An­nual In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence cum Ex­hi­bi­tion on Home­land Se­cu­rity with the theme: 'In­te­grated Ap­proach to Se­cu­rity' on Novem­ber 16-17,2017.

The Con­fer­ence cov­ered top­i­cal sub­jects on In­te­grated Ap­proach to Se­cu­rity, Safe­guard­ing Ports, Met­ros, Rail­ways & Trans­porta­tion Sys­tems with In­tel­li­gent So­lu­tions, Op­er­a­tional Chal­lenges in Counter In­sur­gency in­clud­ing Drones and UAV's, Dis­as­ter Man­age­ment in­clud­ing Ra­dioac­tive and Bi­o­log­i­cal Threats, Se­cu­rity of Ed­u­ca­tional In­sti­tu­tions, Border Area Man­age­ment: Chal­lenges and Op­por­tu­ni­ties, Role of Tech­nol­ogy in Smart Polic­ing, Cy­ber Foren­sic and Data An­a­lyt­ics.

Speak­ing at the Con­fer­ence, Mr. Ji­ten­dra Singh, Union MoS for Prime Min­is­ter Of­fice, Per­son­nel, said that go­ing ahead, se­cu­rity re­lated tech­nolo­gies would fur­ther evolve as such there is a need to be proac­tive and pre­sump­tive for car­ry­ing on with fu­ture com­bat suc­cess. "We also have to have a re­search en­deav­our which is deeply rooted in the In­dian con­di­tions and re­quire­ments."

"In north-east we have had very few in­ci­dents of in­sur­gency hap­pen­ing ex­cept for the

iso­lated in­ci­dents here and there", said Dr. Singh. There is a vis­i­bly high morale of peo­ple liv­ing in the border belt who for the first time are wit­ness­ing a de­ci­sive ac­tion and want a log­i­cal con­clu­sion for the same. "1 think it is a com­ple­ment for the po­lit­i­cal dis­pens'ation, clar­ity ofPM's vi­sion, high pro­fes­sional com­pe­tence of se­cu­rity forces which has gen­er­ated an un­usual kind of con­fi­dence in the civil­ian pop­u­la­tion." "That de­ter­rent ef­fec­thas now cre­ated con­fi­dence which was lack­ing for quite a few years," he added.

. On Moody's In­vestor Ser­vices lift­ing Gov­ern­ment of In­dia's local and for­eign cur­rency debt rat­ings to Baa2 from Baa3, the Union Min­is­ter said that the sin­gle-most credit goes to Prime Min­is­ter Mr. Naren­dra Modi whose graph is go­ing higher and higher with each pass­ing day not only within the coun­try but in­ter­na­tion­ally.

"1 think it is a mat­ter of pride for each one of us, 125 crore peo­ple of this coun­try have vin­di­cated all that PM Modi stands for and it is for the first time in 70 years of In­dian democ­racy that the com­monly used jar­gon of anti-in­cum­bency stands negated as it has been so over­whelm­ingly over­taken by pro-in­cum­bency", said Dr. Singh.

Com­ment­ing on the is­sue of a Kash­miri youth foot­baller who had joined a mil­i­tant or­gan­i­sa­tion and sub­se­quently sur­ren­dered to the se­cu­rity forces, the Min­is­ter re­it­er­ated that com­mon youth in Kash­mir wishes to be a part of the main­stream devel­op­ment jour­ney of In­dia led by Prime Min­is­ter Mr. Naren­dra Modi. "Even this year we have had as many as 18-19 young boys and

girls from ter­ror af­fected dis­tricts of Kash­mir val­ley who made it to the IIT (In­dian In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy), so it is clear that the youth of Kash­mir is as much as as­pi­ra­tional as youth in any other part of the coun­try," he said.

Ear­lier in the day, while in­au­gu­rat­ing the con­fer­ence, Mr. Han­sraj Gan­garam Ahir, Union MoS for Home Af­fairs, said that it is not only China or Pak­istan but Bangladesh poses an equally big­ger chal­lenge to our na­tional se­cu­rity.

"Bangladesh is only a so­called friend be­cause ev­i­dently it has caused In­dia most harm through il­le­gal in­tru­sion and ass u ch go­ing ahead it is only the smart tech­nolo­gies which will help us curb this me­nace," he added.

The Union Min­is­ter also in­formed that Gov­ern­ment had de­ployed se­cu­rity re­lated var­i­ous mod­ern tech­nolo­gies and "'~~:....

,equip­ment to keep a check on in­tru­sion in Kash­mir and are us­ing the same on other fronts be it deal­ing with nax­alites, grow­ing is­sues of youth rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion in Ker­ala, se­cu­rity of rail­ways, air­ports and other such places.

Mr. Ahir en­sured the in­dus­try that Gov­ern­ment will look into their de­mands and sug­ges­tions. "The in­dus­try must come up with in­dige­nously de­vel­oped smart tech­nolo­gies and Gov­ern­ment will help in Re­search and Devel­op­ment (R&D) in this re­gard."

He added that Gov­ern­ment will work in tan­dem with pri­vate in­dus­try to deal wi th all the home­land se­cu­rity re­lated threats and chal­lenges faced by the coun­try.

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