SME Times News Bureau | 17 Sep, 2018
Minister of State for External Affairs, V. K. Singh on Monday said the
need for user-oriented technological solutions is crucial for securing the
Close interface of the manufacturers of border surveillance systems with the
users was critical to enable border security forces to identify, delay and
disrupt infiltration, Singh said, while inaugurating the 'Smart Border
Management 2018' conference organised by FICCI in collaboration with
Singh said in view of
the uniqueness of borders in terms of the variety of terrain and climatic
differences, it was imperative to have in place systems that required minimal
maintenance and were easy to handle.
In addition, technology should have reliable and robust alarm systems to
reduce the response time for counter-measures, he emphasised.
In this context, he
suggested that user core groups need to be constituted to interact with
manufacturers of border management technological systems to build customised
It is noteworthy that
the Smart Border Management conference coincided with the launch of two pilot
projects in Jammu by Union Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh, under the
Comprehensive Integrated Border Management Solution (CIBMS).
Gautam Nanda, Associate Partner, BDO India, said that big data
technology and services provided the decision-makers with powerful information.
The market for such technology and services was estimated to grow at a CAGR of
22% from 2015 to 2020 and reach $58.9 billion in 2020.
Rahul Chaudhry, Chair, FICCI
Homeland Security Committee, stressed the need for looking at technology of
today and the future needs in order to meet the country's requirements. Border
management, he said, was multi-dimensional and highlighted the critical role of
big data and predictive analytics in tackling border infiltration.
Major General Dhruv C.
Katoch, Director, India Foundation, underscored the importance of taking on
board the concerns of those living in and around the borders and suggested that
sarpanches of border villages should be co-opted as members of border