SME Times News Bureau | 29 Aug, 2019
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said
that India must always be wary of threats to national security as the country
makes giant strides towards development with a booming economy.
Observing that a safe and secure environment was
a necessary precondition for growth and development, he said “We must keep our
defence preparedness at its peak always”.
Speaking at the Society for Applied Microwave
Electronics Engineering and Research (SAMEER) after visiting it’s
Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and EMI facilities, in Visakhapatnam, Andhra
Pradesh today, the Vice President referred to the potential of EMP to disrupt,
degrade and damage technology and critical infrastructure systems.
Naidu said, “Human-made or naturally occurring
EMPs can affect large geographic areas, disrupting elements critical to the
nation’s security and economic prosperity and could adversely affect global
commerce and stability”.
Naidu stressed that it was crucial that the
country develops futuristic defence mechanisms and create EMP- resistant
infrastructure to avert threats such as an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attack.
He said that SAMEER with its vast experience in
the areas of EMI, EMC and EMP could put the expertise to the benefit of Defence
services, academic institutions, public and private industries.
The Vice President appreciated SAMEER for its
frontline research in the areas of Radio Frequency/Microwave, Electromagnetic
Interference, Compatibility and Pulse (EMI/EMC/EMP), millimetre wave
technology, communications other areas.
Naidu said that advancement in Science and
Technology and a culture of innovation were of paramount importance for a
nation to surge forward with greater momentum on the path to inclusive and
Referring to Official Telugu Language Day of
Andhra Pradesh, the Vice President called upon the people to protect, preserve
and promote their mother tongues or native languages.
He suggested that the medium of education should
be in local language up to primary level and also advised State Governments to
issue all orders and communications in the languages.
Referring to the abrogation of Article 370, he
said the decision was only an internal administrative arrangement.
Observing that India was a peace-loving country
and not a warmonger, he said: “We don’t anybody to interfere in our internal
affairs” and added that India would give a befitting reply if anybody tried to
intervene in its affairs.
The Minister for Tourism, Culture and Youth
Advancement of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Muttamsetti Srinivas Rao, Dr. Sulbha
Ranade, Director-General SAMEER, Dr. B. Subba Rao, Program Director and
officers of Indian Navy were present at the venue.