SME Times News Bureau | 19 Sep, 2018
National General Secretary of BJP Ram Madhav on Tuesday urged the business community to leverage the myriad cross-border
opportunities that were available in areas where security was not a major
needed to adopt an 'ocean-centric' approach and tap the investment prospects in
the Indian Ocean region and bring in technology for the prosperity of the
region, Madhav said in his valedictory address of the two-day 'Smart Border Management 2018' conference
organised by FICCI.
that the Indian Ocean region was a 2 billion-strong market and advised
businesses to look at North-East India not just as a gateway to trading with
the country???s eastern neighbours but to make the region as a manufacturing
hub for doing business with the littoral states.
people living on the borders were important security agents and called for
their inclusion in any strategy to secure the country from infiltration. They
have to be provided with electricity, roads, means of communication and this
aspect has to be integrated in overall border management, he added.
Sandip Somany, President-Elect, FICCI, said that there was tremendous scope for big
data and predictive analytics for coastal security management.
suggested the need to explore data-driven intelligent systems to harness
R&D potential at public-funded R&D labs and transfer of technology with
the need for enhancing communication and surveillance systems at border
technologies and means must be employed to encrypt data during communication
from command centre to border posts and vice versa. Industry, he said, would be
happy to partner with the government in exploring possible solutions to address
these challenges, he said.