IITians takes initiative to help security forces

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Mumbai, Oct 6: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay will develop a wireless communication device that can capture live images of terror operations  from the command station.

The electrical department will set up a research centre to help the police and paramilitary forces to tackle terrorism, naxalism and cyber crime.

The technology institute has collaborated with the anti-terror force and the electrical department which will make wireless communication device for them.

A student, involved in the project was quoted as saying, "Images are transmitted using ultra-broadband services. We are updating the version to shrink the size and make it more cost-effective."

Professor Abhay Karandikar from IIT's electrical engineering department said, "Police forces in the country do not have access to technology that could be used to tackle urban crime like terrorism. The institute plans to use its expertise to develop technology for security forces. We plan to make a consolidated approach so that as a centre we can seek funds to streamline research."

CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) showed interest in the institute's project and few demonstrations of the project were presented to some of the top officials of CRPF.

The Professor was quoted as saying, "Many agencies are interested in the technology we are developing. Once the research centre is set up, we can have focused research activities. Training and educating police officials in latest technology will be important. The police force must understand the threats they are dealing with in the modern world. Training them may become part of the centre's activities."

The institute trained the senior police officials in technology for the last few years. However, the Defence Reserach and Development Organisation (DRDO) are developing technology for military forces.

Kanandikar said that, there are overlaps in requirements of the military and police forces, but there are requirements which are specific to the police force. The police work in urban set-ups in most cases.

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