New Delhi, Dec.10 (ANI): A workshop cum exhibition on Low Intensity Conflict (LIC)-Technologies and Products has been organized at DRDO Bhawan in the national capital on Thursday.
To familiarize the agencies with existing DRDO products and technologies, relevant for Low Intensity Conflict (LIC) applications, the two day workshop has been envisaged based on the theme.
" Technologies and Products for LIC Operations", the workshop includes a technical seminar with presentations on products by DRDO Scientists and a display or exhibition of the actual systems developed.
Over 20 Industry partners and 60 Scientists are participating in this interactive workshop.
The workshop is having a participation of about 100 security personnel, drawn from the Services and PMF in addition to industry representatives and DRDO scientists.
The workshop was inaugurated by Home Secretary G.K. Pillai and had Lt. Gen Mukesh Sabarwal, AVSM VSM Adjutant Gen of the Indian Army as the Guest of Honour.
During his inaugural address, the Home Secretary Pillai highlighted the tech savvy character of the terrorist and stressed on the need to be one step ahead and pointed out that there were one set of technologies for cross border terrorism and another set of technologies for home-grown insurgency.
"Hence, where there is insufficient intelligence, advanced technology and innovation should come to the rescue."
Pillai expressed his pleasure on the initiative shown by DRDO in showcasing their products and extorted all para-military agencies under the Home Ministry to make the full use of all available products from the DRDO.
He also suggested that the next interaction should be with DGs of the Police forces of all States and awareness of these systems must be passed on to them and directed the paramilitary agencies to interact with DRDO first to pick-up off-the shelf products and secondly initiate efforts for new developments.
Provisioning and Operations people should be in touch with DRDO after project initiation to monitor and bring the projects to successful fruition.
Home Secretary also requested for feedback report on the deliberations of the seminar for his future action.
DRDO, the R and D arm of the Ministry of Defence has over last few decades involved itself in providing technologies, products and systems for the Indian Armed Forces. This has been its traditional area of activity and focus.
DRDO, with changing times and changing security scenario, however, has been directed to take a detailed look at the technologies and products required to meet the threat of Low Intensity conflict and Terrorist activities, which are aimed more increasingly on civilian population.
As part of its activities in this regard, DRDO had a series of interactions with different security agencies including Armed forces and Paramilitary forces. (ANI)