Homeland security in India

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    Introduction

    Homeland Security encompasses several dimensions of national focus and relates to safeguarding the internal environment of the country from disruptive activities that can potentially lead to disorder, loss of citizen’s lives and destruction of public and private property. India’s Homeland Security agencies primarily consist of the paramilitary forces, State and central police forces and the intelligence agencies, all under the aegis of the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs.

    Homeland Security consists of all activities aimed at preparing for, protecting against and Homeland Security in India is handled by a multitude of bodies with complex functional and reporting relationships. Law and order is a State subject and the State police are responsible for maintaining law and order internally. The Ministry of Home Affairs is responsible for internal security, management of paramilitary forces, border management, Centre-State relations, administration of Union Territories managing the consequences of attacks in various sectors. The Ministry of Home Affairs has identified the following sectors as priority areas which need specific focus to strengthen the Homeland Security of the country; and disaster management. The Ministry of Defence obtains policy directions of the government on all defence and security related matters and communicates them for implementation, disaster management and maintenance of law and order . The Ministry of External Affairs is involved with foreign policy formulation and in matters relating to disarmament and international security .

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    Homeland Security in India has witnessed an increasing focus in the recent past. Occurrences like the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, security concerns emanating from the forthcoming 2010 Commonwealth Games, increasing instances of domestic terrorism, ethnic conflicts and other real and perceived threats have reiterated the critical importance of protecting the internal environment of the country from any potential disruption. In light of these events and threats, the Central and State governments in the country now perceive the modernization and up-gradation of the country’s Homeland Security infrastructure as an area of priority. :thumb:This has led to an increase in the Defence and Homeland Security expenditure outlay in the country.
     
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    Some key areas of focus

    India is often referred to as a ‘soft state’ given its perceived inability to systematically and categorically deal with several threats to the country’s Homeland Security. There is a plethora of State security agencies with a minimal ability to coordinate towards dealing with these threats in an effective manner. In an attempt to organize the Homeland Security apparatus of the country, the Ministry of Home Affairs is gearing itself to create a supporting infrastructure for the long term with an organized and targeted development of India’s Homeland Security focused infrastructure. This includes modernization programs for providing better equipment and training to the security forces deployed with the task of Homeland Security in India, creation of a centralized comprehensive database called National Information Grid (NATGRID) by combining the individual databases of several government agencies, setting up of the CCTNS (Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems) and several other such measures. In this endeavor, there are several areas which are critical to the Homeland Security of India and thus require specific focus.

    . Police and paramilitary modernization

    A well trained, well equipped and efficient police force is the bulwark of the internal security infrastructure of a country. Police modernization has been a focus area for strengthening the Homeland Security apparatus of the country. Presently, the cumulative annual budget allocation for all States and Union Territories under the pecific expenditure head of ‘Police’ is approximately INR 44,354 crores, which, despite a 21.7 per cent increase over the 2008-09 amount of INR 36,434 crores, still amounts to a meager 4.3 per cent of the total budgeted expenditure of all States and Union Territories in 2009-10 . Of this amount, more than 80 percent is spent on salary and maintenance of the forces and only about 20 percent is available for training and other capability building activities. In addition to this amount, the Ministry of Home Affairs released INR 1,230 crores as central funds for the modernization of India’s police forces in 2009-10 . Also, in order to enhance the Homeland Security of the country through a specific focus on certain identified cities, the Ministry of Home Affairs allocated over INR 450 crores in 2009 for city surveillance projects . Such initiatives are likely to go a long way in addressing the requirements related to police modernization.

    Furthermore, in order to strengthen the police apparatus and adequately train the available manpower to face the emerging challenges relating to intelligence and cyber crime, anti terrorist unit, quick response teams, industrial security force and coastal security, the States need to increase their budget allocation so that adequate funds are available for recruitment, creating a modern training infrastructure, acquisition of better weapons and other facets of police modernization like using IT to enable inter-connectivity of police databases of the different States.?

    .Counter Terrorism

    India has had to contend with terrorism in its different manifestations for a long time. Till a few years back, terror attacks were primarily in the form of sporadic blasts in the target cities. The situation changed somewhere around 2008 when India witnessed a new form of organized, sophisticated terrorism. The synchronized large terror attacks on the Indian soil demonstrated the increasing ability of terrorists to exploit the abundant communication infrastructure for collaboration, financing, intelligence gathering and execution of the terror attacks. This was further accentuated by the weak infrastructure and Homeland Security apparatus.

    The challenges faced by this sector include an expanding transnational terrorist threat as well as the Maoist/Naxalite activities in eastern and central India. The changing nature of terrorism needs better network resources to effectively combat the growing instances of such activities in the country.

    In an attempt to fight terrorism by checking cross-border infiltration, the Indian government has realized the necessity of deploying specialized technologies on all its borders. India is expected to spend INR 4,500 crore on domestic security before 2016 . In this context, the Ministry of Home Affairs has proposed to create a Multi-Agency Centre (MAC) that will work at both the center and State level to compile intelligence from and disperse intelligence to the participating agencies and set up a National Counterterrorism Centre (NCTC) which would be the nodal point for handling all aspects related to terrorism In India. There is approximately INR 324 crore allocated for this endeavor. A further amount of INR 10.50 crore has been released to establish 7 counter insurgency and anti-terrorism schools in 5 States .

    . Coastal and Maritime security

    India has a coastline of about 7,500 km running along nine States and four Union Territories. A constant threat to India’s security has been the possibility of terrorists entering the mainland by exploiting the country’s porous maritime borders and perpetrating undesirable activities. These concerns were brought to light yet again when the perpetrators of Mumbai terror attacks entered India by exploiting the weak maritime border security.

    Concerned with the nature of the porous maritime border and inadequate maritime security of the country, the Ministry of Home Affairs stated in 2008 that the Government of India had planned to enhance surveillance and patrolling of India’s coastline to discourage infiltration attempts by terrorists through the sea lanes . In 2009, the Ministry of Home Affairs allocated over INR 225 crores in equipment for detecting arms and ammunitions in containers . The Government also sanctioned 73 coastal police stations under the Coastal Security Scheme, of which 64 are currently operational. Such efforts need to be strengthened through better management of maritime security efforts and specific coordination within different agencies dealing with India’s maritime security. Towards this agenda, the Phase II of the Coastal Security Scheme has been finalized wherein 131 police stations are proposed to be established in the coastal areas of the country.

    . Naxalism

    At a meeting organized by India’s Intelligence Bureau, the Prime Minister of India expressed great concern over the naxal violence in India by categorizing it as the ‘gravest internal security threat’ and also referring to the need for a more professional and welltrained, technologically sound police force to combat this threat . The different States impacted by naxal violence in India are realizing the interState ramifications of naxalite activities and the need for inter-State coordination and cooperation. Issues of good governance, development, and public awareness are increasingly becoming essential in dealing with naxalite activities, in addition to core policing requirements.

    The Government has taken certain coordinated action steps in this regard including creation of an effective policing mechanism in the impacted States, ensuring adequate provisions for equipment, , training, and other supporting facilities for State police forces, strengthening of the State intelligence set-ups, establishment of Counter Insurgency and Anti-Terrorist (CIAT) Schools to impart specialized training to State police personnel in respect of counter insurgency, jungle warfare and terrorism in Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jharkhand. Furthermore, the central Government has allocated an amount of INR 515 crore in 2008-09 for Modernization of State Police Forces (MPF) scheme with the entire amount having been released to the 9 affected States of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and 10 West Bengal .

    An integrated approach aimed at relatively more affected areas has been adopted, including programs for special attention on planning, implementation and monitoring of development schemes in 34 naxal violence affected districts in 8 States. Under a similar initiative, called the Backward Districts Initiative, an amount of INR 45 crore per district had been allocated on a nonlapsable basis to focus on integrated development in 147 naxal violence 10 impacted districts.

    . Intelligence and Cyber Crime

    Intelligence gathering and leveraging the collected information adequately to pre-empt any terrorist or related undesirable activity is central to the efforts targeted towards Homeland Security of the country. Intelligence in internal security management has various components like intelligence collection within India's frontiers, transborder intelligence collection and the use of critical technology for the collection of intelligence specifically required for the internal security management.

    India’s efforts at intelligence gathering are inadequate with a plethora of agencies involved in this activity without any single control and coordination authority to manage the intelligence gathering process. Also, intelligence gathering at the State police levels is in a nascent stage with only about 1-1.5 percent of the total police force performing intelligence duties . Intelligence gathering needs to be enlarged, coordinated and managed through modern communication and analysis tools and technologies.

    . Critical infrastructure protection

    Critical infrastructure of a country includes public and private assets that are of strategic importance to the economic, political or security interests of the country and include infrastructure such as airports, industrial installations, national monuments, energy supply pipelines, nuclear and conventional power plants, etc. Besides airports, mass transportation and maritime security the other key segments for Homeland Security market also include large events such as the upcoming Commonwealth Games, border security and first responders.

    India’s increasing economic power is reflected through mega projects like the Commonwealth Games 2010, BandraWorli Sea Link, the T3 International Terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport at Delhi, etc, which are increasingly becoming susceptible to external threats. Such infrastructure is more susceptible to terrorist attacks given its importance to the larger nation.

    Protection of such infrastructure from tangible and cyber threats requires specific focus and is an essential element of the Homeland Security of the country. There is an immediate requirement for conducting a National Risk Assessment to identify and map the critical assets of the country on the basis of a systematic analysis to assess the overall risk and vulnerability of the assets to any threats. The next step will be the development and maintenance of adequate counter-measures and emergency plans, including programs for providing awareness training to the security staff of such facilities.

    The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which is an elite force protecting the critical infrastructure of the country, was created to provide security cover to key industrial infrastructure units including nuclear power plants, State installations, refineries, ports, etc. However, the major challenge before the authorities is to preempt any such attacks and to have effective monitoring systems that can help in the identification of potential threats to the critical infrastructure of the country. This requires a dedicated focus in terms of special equipment, trained manpower and coordinated intelligence gathering about any potential threats. In this context, a distinct aspect of critical infrastructure protection is a pressing need for public-private partnership, especially since most critical infrastructure is in the hands of private players even though the protection of these assets is still perceived to be the responsibility of the Government. Possible areas where private sector can complement the Governments skills and resources in protecting critical national infrastructure include intelligence analysis to transform information into actionable knowledge, implementation of new information technology tools and communication processes, emergency management and response planning and providing industry specific recommendations for protecting critical national infrastructure.

    . Impact of inadequate focus on Homeland Security

    Homeland Security An inadequate focus on the Homeland Security of the country can have multidimensional impact. Besides the potentially significant risk to the homeland and its citizens, it can have a considerable economic impact manifested in lower credit ratings for the country, negative branding through travel advisories impacting the tourism and hospitality sectors, portrayal of the country as an unsafe place for business and the consequent reduction in foreign investment. A related facet of this is the capital loss pertaining to loss of human life, damage to critical infrastructure such as rail and road networks and to places that are of high heritage value and national significance. An inadequate focus on Homeland Security might also have a psychological impact by creating an environment of high uncertainty and fear in the minds of citizens, which adversely impacts the overall quality of life of the citizens. :ranger:

    Given such potential damages, Homeland Security is increasingly becoming critical to the overall security of the country. This is witnessed through a growing focus on this sector by the Government of India manifested through larger budgets and attempts to create a structured approach to Homeland Security of India. Globally, the private sector has played a significant role in meeting the Homeland Security requirements in various countries across the world, and this model is now being replicated in India with the industry taking note of the requirements of this sector and perceiving this as a potential growth opportunity. However, given the lack of specific focus through a dedicated representative industry segment and the disorganized nature of Homeland Security apparatus in India, there is a lack of clarity regarding the extent of opportunity in this sector and specifically the approach and strategy to be adopted towards contributing to the cause in a constructive and significant manner.

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    We Need Special Status for our top Businessmen/Celebrities

    there is no meaning of sacrificing life of soldiers on the border until we defend those who are building this society/ country

    further to the ongoing discussion about the Sanjay Dutt's case, yesterday I was talking that we won't reach the state when all the businessmen/celebrities/ top professionals will finally move out from this country to developed nations as we can't provide them a better place to live in India itself...... for example, even if we don't have proper lights on the roads, people may come from any side on the roads, then we do need to adjust if something happens in rush. as we have only personal level of understanding on the crossings/turns in India so we do need to adjust few accidents, if it was not intended to do so...

    similarly I mean to say, whats the meaning of losing lives of soldiers on the border if we may not provide special status to those top businessmen who are doing heavy investments to generate more jobs, generate high technologies, paying 'very high' taxes (direct and indirect taxes both), and hence are building this nation this way... why do our soldiers sacrifice their lives on the border if we lose those people who are part of building this nation, by making more investments to generate new jobs, paying very high taxes, generating new technologies to improve the overall life of common people????

    similarly, I saw a scene of Mr Sanjay Dutt of the movie "Vastav" a day before, which was the biggest hit of that year, and almost everyone of my age, early 20s, saw that movie and learned from that movie, as Mr S.Dutt has been favorites of young people of my age.... that movie shows, how even the good young people get misguided by the politicians and the "Vaastav"/reality/truth was, at the end scene, Mr Sanjay Dutt was talking to his family in that scene that he couldn't understand the right path of life and finally he reached this state. something which parents teach their kids and at the same time we have these celebrities to guide them also....... this way we do need to defend our those celebrities who are building/shaping our society. I also discussed my personal level experience that few of my friends qualified in CDS exam and were thinking to be an army officer like how Mr S.Dutt performed in the movie "Mission Kashmir", it came in 90s itself. and similarly I have seen many people in 90s who were dreaming to join police to become like how Mr Sunny Deol used to perform in his movies of 90s.... but I was mainly fan of his super hit movie, "Sajan", which was about a very good love story performed by him, families used to go to watch that movie for the whole year. do we still have this type of love story based movies, other than inspiring the young generation to date different women???? :toilet:

    I even favor Cabinet Minister level status for the top 50 businessmen and the top 50 celebrities of India. with providing at least Police Commissioner level status/security, if required, for the rest of the top businessmen/celebrities/top professionals of India, who are working for the non-government departments :thumb:


    => Only Those Would be Allowed in a Talk Who Are Qualified Enough/Matured Enough to Participate

    Further to the above talks, I saw a video on Times of India few days before where a lawyer was saying that "Pardoning Sanjay Dutt will be wrong with everyone who ever committed crimes, who are in Jail." and I got very very angry....... does this man/Lawyer try to prove Mr Sanjay Dutt is one of the criminals in Jails? means, "Everyone is Same???" :shoot:

    common people are very innocent and they are not known to many things, which a mature person like me can discuss. today I was discussing when I saw the movie "Gangster" movie, and Shiney Ahuja fighting with a man who abused him on the name of 'Indian', it was impressive. but in his case, there is a lady who fought for justice and then he was sent to jail. everyone in India is a patriot, that lady too, and why any of us would support Sanjay or Shiney, there would be a reason. why that lady won't get justice, for what she fought for?????? and how can we support Shinay in this case, even if im a nationalist crap????"

    and then I discussed my 20 years of experience of reading news about Sanjay Dutt, when once Mr Sunil Dutt was very happy in media while saying that, "my son is not a terrorist, he doesn't need this type of arm." and his statement came when even the Judge accepted that, "regardless the allegations, its no doubt that he is not a terrorist or part of militia groups. the case stand for only one reason, why won't he be punished for keeping that arm in car....." and then we argued, "its the task of police to find out, why he had AK56 in his car which he doesn't need, the arm which has only one purpose, either mass killing in 50+, or be part of militia group who is fighting with US troops in Afghan/Africa etc. for example, Indian Military use AK56 while patrolling on the border, to target the opposite side at the distance of minimum 500meter to upto 5 km in fact, the bullet of AK56is big enough to break down even the Bullet Proof Jacket after 3-4 firing..... while even a small gun is enough to score 20+ in open, similar to recent killing in US where 20+ kids were murdered recently...... why keeping AK56, if its not for the purpose????? neither that time nor we, as a society, can accept that Mr Sanjay is the man who is intended to attack on the people to kill in mass. like how the case of Shiney was discussed in the court that if he is not punished then he may rape someone else again.......

    I have strongly favored to first provide training to those people who want to be part of any political/economical etc task. you just can't allow anyone to participate in any talk if he is not qualified/mature enough for that.common public may hardly be allowed to give their opinion but we always know that listening them is rubbish, most of the time, as they simply don't know the technical terms of the issues..... and these lawyers are responsible to give right information to the common public. "NOT EVERYONE IS SAME."

    with that, yes we love our celebrities and we keep sympathy for them. we are not like Americans where even a small crime is enough to send a celebrity to jail. as India is a developing country, where we have many things running on personal understanding only. even if you cross the road, you do know that there is no lights, so we also consider the way crime was committed. was it intended for that or it was a natural mistake? similarly I support the 5 celebrities in Blackbuck Poaching case, as i myself been going for bird hunting, and till then we knew that only murdering Lions/Tigers was wrong, rest, with birds we had killed even so many snakes while our stay in different cities.........

    Indian Society has Values, and We Proud on It

    "When A Crime Is Committed, There is a Victim. and in Case of Sanjay Dutt, there is no Victim , nor he was intended to kill people in mass, for what only someone can have AK56." :thumb:


    => Only Mr Sanjay Dutt is the Victim in His Case

    yesterday I was discussing that only Mr Sanjay Dutt is Victim of his case, or the common people like us who needs his contribution in the society. Sanjay Dutt's issue is meant for the failure of governance, in fact, and then they put the Victim himself in the jail.:tsk: as, why did he keep AK56 which is needed for only a Militia type effort or by the military on the border, or, for any mass killing only while even the Judge accepted that he is not a terrorist????? did someone put that gun in his car, as he simply doesn't needs it, or, he had to keep it under tough circumstances, as he simply doesn't need it???? isn't this case related to the fact that we couldn't guarantee full security to our celebrities yet??

    when will the government wake up for a proper Home Land Security???? :mad:
     
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    @hello this tape was recorded about 7 years ago after sanjay was release from Jail (this shows that he has connection with terrorists even after the coming out of Jail), in cross examination he has accepted to this conversation.



    no need to get emotional here, he has get away rather cheaply, if it was any one else he would be sentence for TADA. He only got arms act. Plus SC has reduce his sentence.
     
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    Are you saying what I think you are saying? Separate laws for the rich and the poor?
     
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    ho, I have seen 'many' film stars dancing in front of the Dawood and others, too many video in this regard, check ...... we do know the tough time our top film stars had during 80s and 90s..... :ranger:

    and thats what we are concerned about in this thread, about the Home Land Security, mainly for the top businessmen and celebrities .... :thumb:
     
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    a very fair question and I appreciate your contribution in this thread. from here, could you please let us know, what good you find in my post#3 which is about giving special status to those people who are building this country? I mean, do you find few good things in my post#3, what exactly I meant to say in post#3? thanks

    (there is a difference between Arts and Science and when we deal with the Arts, if we lose something on the one aspect then we gain on other side at the same time. )

    from here, please check this news as below and make a comment on it. why the 'would be' largest selling car, the cheapest car, the NANO's manufacturer preferred to move to Gujarat from West Bengal? while even Kolkatta, one of the 4 metro, is located in this state? what exactly the Gujarat provides to the businessmen, which has very high growth rate in India even if it already has high base, but still its growth rate is very high due to high level of industrialization, and hence generating more taxes, employment, prosperity, new technologies this way????

     
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    Those guys can afford security, after all those who left SPG and NSG are hired by security firms, which charge hefty fee for their services.
     
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    Yes and it would be paid from the pocket of the government, at least for the top 50 Businessmen and 50 Celebrities. otherwise... I do remember the videos of film stars, who were praising Dawood, "Us Ki Shaan Me Kaseene Parte Hue"..... do you want this????

    people of my age, 35-36, would remember the time of early 90s when no Bollywood movie could even be released if you don't pay Supari to Dawood, Chota Sakeel, Chota Rajan, Abu Salem etc.... almost every actor/actresses knew that they get payments from these people, only few big names like Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna etc were not in touch with these gangster.... Dawood was even openly running his D-Company while sitting in Dubai-Singapore until he was listed by Interpol.....

    we do need to defend those people who have influence on our country, including those businessmen who are building the country. we do need to have at least a reasonable level of security for even the lower ranked celebrities-businessmen also, if required :thumb:

    thats why I said that Mr Sanjay Dutt is the 'only' Victim of his own case. as, if you can't defend your top celebrities like Mr S.Dutt then how can you put them in jail if they themselves try to defend themselves???? :tsk:
     
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    and about Mr Sanjay Dutt case, as I mentioned while discussing the Homeland Security of India, its also the case that how a person "Violated laws under tough circumstances", which was not for the purpose to harm anyone. neither there is a Victim of his case nor he was intended to harm anyone which was accepted by the Judge also, who only violated the laws while being threatened by the different gangs of that time including D-Company, and had that AK56 in his car while facing very tough circumstances. and this type of things can be avoided if we may provide enough security to our those people/celebrities who are building this society......:thumb:

    and this form the basis of our pardoning appeal for Mr Sanjay Dutt, as, if he violated laws of India under very tough circumstances then also he has enough contribution in building the Indian Society which can't be ignored. and as his imprisonment may victimize the Indian Society itself, as we may then lose his contribution in society for the period we will miss him, so we and those who are agreed with me, request for pardoning his rest of the 3.5 years of punishment, with considering the fact that he has already suffered around 1.5 years of imprisonment due to those tough circumstances :thumb:


    => I also faced a discussion that he used to take drugs also for few years, when he was very young. and I then remember, how it is said in Australia that if someone hasn't taken drugs in his life at least once then it simply means that he didn't take birth in Australia. and as we know that he used to frequently visit US during his young age, we find him having a similar lifestyle with American youth, for the few years of his young age, :ranger:
     
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    India's homeland security market is expected to be worth $16 billion by 2018
    Oct 9, 2012

    AHMEDABAD: India's homeland security market is expected to be worth $16 billion by 2018, said a industry data. Indian market is growing at 35% against 7% globally.

    India's share in global expenditure in the sector is also expected to rise to 6% by 2020 from 3.6% now. Government constitutes about 30% of the sectoral spend within the country. "The homeland security mostly covers threats like intrusion prevention and access denial, while solutions include surveillance, radio frequency identification," said Pankaj Jain, project director of Indian Fire and Security ( IFSEC) India exhibition every year.

    The forthcoming exhibition will be held during November 1-3, at Noida. "Considering the vulnerability of public and corporates, it is necessary to safeguard our banks, offices, hotels, hospitals, airports, railway stations as well as all critical establishments. Of late, we have seen a rise in awareness amongst the corporates and governments," said Jain.

    India's homeland security market is pegged at $1 billion, of which 70% is imports dominated by US, UK, Germany, Taiwan, Japan, China and Israel. It is slated to rise to $16 billion by 2016.

    Government constitutes 30% of the total spend for security. Now companies from abroad are increasingly looking at India to sell their products.

    Many Indian companies are also entering into joint ventures and transfer of technology agreements with the foreign companies to manufacture products locally. "Of late, the equipments are now based on Internet Protocol (IP) rather than analog to enable real time surveillance," added Jain

    India's homeland security market is expected to be worth $16 billion by 2018 - Economic Times
     
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    Indian Coast Guard Inducts New Interceptor Boat

    Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has inducted the first of 36 high speed interceptor boats to boost the coastal security force's capability to prevent terror attacks like the one on Mumbai in 2008 and illegal activities close to the 7,516-km coast.

    The $200-million order for the 36 interceptor boats had been placed by the Indian government post-26/11 terror strikes as part of the new coastal security measures.

    Designed and built in-house by Indian private sector Larsen and Toubro at its Surat unit, the interceptor boat was commissioned at Porbander in Gujarat by Gandhinagar-based South Western Air Command chief Air Marshal A K Gogoi. Commander Coast Guard Region (North West) Deputy Inspector General B S Yadav was also present.

    The 30-metre Interceptor Boat C-401, with 90-tonne displacement, can achieve a maximum speed of 45 knots or 83 km per hour, according to an ICG officer.

    The vessel is fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment and medium-range armament, and is designed for high speed interception, close-coast patrol, low-intensity maritime operations, search and rescue and maritime surveillance, the officer said.

    The commissioning of the interceptor boat has taken the ICG force level to 77 vessels and with more planned inductions in the future; it is expected to double by 2018. :thumb:

    The interceptor boat will be based at Mundra under the administrative and operational control of the Commander Coast Guard Region (North-West), the officer said.

    Commanded by Deputy Commandant Lakshya Sharma, it will have a crew of an officer and 11 enrolled personnel.

    The interceptor boat has a full aluminum-alloy body for reduced weight and is powered by twin water-jet propulsion systems.

    It can operate effectively in shallow waters, critical for actions close to the shore.

    Indian Coast Guard Inducts New Interceptor Boat
     
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    India And Japan Address Maritime And Cyber Security, Step-Up Regional And International Security Ties

    India and Japan have recently concluded discussing the cooperation in key bilateral areas; including maritime, cyber and outer space security, in Tokyo where foreign and Defence secretaries of both nations were present. Both countries also held talks pertaining to regional and international security situation as part of the 2nd India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue, according to Indian Foreign Ministry.

    The 2nd India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue involved the foreign and Defence secretaries of both nations reviewing the bilateral security and Defence cooperation. The current meet comes ahead of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Japan on November 15. The delegation agreed to an early meeting of the new India - Japan Cyber Security Dialogue.

    As for the Indian delegation, it was led by Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai and Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma while Deputy Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki and Administrative Vice Defence Minister Hironori Kanazawa led Japanese delegation. Both sides discussed their respective Defence and security policies in the background of each country's security environment.

    This has been India's first 2+2 dialogue with any country and serves as an indicator of greater bilateral ties and Defence cooperation between both the countries. The India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue has been deliberated by the Action Plan to Advance Security Cooperation concluded between the two countries in December 2009. These consultations were built on the last round of the 2+2 Dialogue held at New Delhi in June 2010.

    The India-Japan Defence and security partnership received a major impetus last year when Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda lifted a longstanding national ban on arms exports. As per the new guidelines, Japan can sell weapons and military equipment for use in peace-keeping and peace-building operations. Besides, it can also now jointly develop weapons systems and military technology with select nations. :thumb:

    India and Japan held their first-ever maritime exercise in June this year off the coast of Tokyo. Two destroyers, one maritime patrol aircraft and a helicopter of the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) participated in the exercise whereas INS Rana, INS Shivalik, INS Karmukh and fleet tanker INS Shakti represented India.

    In May this year, Indo-Japanese interactions reached its high point when interaction between their two establishments consisting of four dialogues across the economic and political spectrum. During that time, as many as seven Japanese ministers had flown in from Tokyo to meet their Indian counterparts. :thumb:

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    CCS Clears Rs 2,150 Cr Coastal Security Proposal

    A proposal to the tune of Rs 2,150 crore for enhancing coastal security to prevent 26/11 type attacks has been cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).

    The CCS meeting, headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, cleared proposals worth Rs. 2,150 crore under which five offshore patrol vessel would be brought for the Coast Guard for Rs. 1,500 crore, defence sources said here.

    As part of the proposals, Rs. 640 crore would be spent on setting up the second phase of coastal security network under which 38 radars would be established to create a "near-gaffe free electronic surveillance along the entire coastal area".

    Under Coastal Security Network (CSN) phase-I, Defence Minister A K Antony had recently inaugurated coastal radars in Gujarat and Maharashtra. Another such radar has also started functioning in Kochi (Kerala).

    The Ministry is hopeful that the CSN phase-I would be completed by March next year and work on the phase II of the programme will be initiated immediately after it. :tup:

    With the setting up of CSN, Antony had said, the Ministry aims to achieve a near-gap-free electronic surveillance along the coastal areas.:tup:

    After the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, the government has taken several measures to strengthen Coast Guard including doubling the maritime agency's manpower and assets.

    As part of its plans, the government has cleared several proposals which will result in the doubling up of manpower and assets of the maritime guarding force.

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    Who Would Represent Indian Society As Whole Until The Homeland Security is Properly Established?

    Bollywood Actors and Actresses have been in service of Dawood's men/slaves, who was himself a slave of CIA for the purpose to use his name in his and CIA's activities in India, which the West always wanted by using a person like him. like how as below, US's foreign ministry was never agreed to hand over him to India :usa:

    thats how Indian Media openly ask the US's foreign ministry, as below :shoot:
    => Why the CIA does not want Dawood in Indian hands - Rediff.com India News


    West has a serious inferior complexity while having look on the healthy Indian Hindu Culture, and hence to feed their mentality, they generally award their those slaves, mainly Muslims/Pakistanis they use for this purpose, who may insult the common Indian Middle class women, by fcuking those girls of Bollywood who represents Indian Society/ mainly Hindus. and this way they find the Indians on their feet, by bringing Indians down by these techniques, along with using name of Dawood for bomb blasts/ attacks purposes also, which was in fact organized by CIA itself, but the names for last 30 years were mainly belonging to Dawood's men. but even if Dawood is not that much active nowdays, an understanding we live with that if any girl get a big budget movie, then she is very likely to have gone through those slaves of West, for the above purpose. like how I have a clear understanding that an Actress like Anuksha Sharma can't get a big budget movie with already enslaved Shahrukh Khan, until she clears her very first test by using Western Slaves...... when I was shown a fashion show about 6 month before where I saw Karishma Kapoor/ Kareena Kapoor/Bipasha Bashu type big names with Sunny Leone, and a type of information i was given that only one of these girls is openly running porn website, and porn movies of the rest would also be published soon, to insult the whole Indian Middle Class Women this way, to confirm this how the 'cheater' Hindu Women are, who don't fcuk like Western Women but maintain a 'wrong' cultural background somehow, by 'cheat'.........

    i think the time has come when Indian Middle Class would now back to that age when there was a common understanding that only prostitutes entertain the common public. it would at least help protect the honor of common Indian Middle Class women, by giving a reason that these few don't really represent our society. "Until the Homeland Security is Properly Established".... :thumb:
     
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    Indian Coast Guard Plan Till 2012 Finalised, Force Strength to Double

    The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) will double its strength to about 150 surface vessels by 2018, with the government approving its 2012-17 five-year plan.

    Opening a three-day annual conference of the ICG commanders, Defence Minister AK Antony said, "the (maritime security) service is on course to double its assets and building capacity in the next four or five years."

    This year ICG has added a regional headquarters for the country's northeastern coast and five new stations along the country's 7,500-km coastline.

    "By the end of the current financial year (March 2013), another six sanctioned stations are also likely to be established," Antony said.

    Continuing about the expansion and strengthening of the ICG, the Defence minister said the ICG development plan had been approved and adequate funds provided. He, though, did not specify how much funds had been sanctioned and what is the plan size.

    Antony said ICG's Coastal Surveillance Network project's phase-I is nearing completion, after the radar chair was opened for Maharashtra, Gujarat and Kerala coast in the last couple of months. "The system will indeed provide additional measures towards electronic surveillance," he said.

    "We aim to achieve near-gap-free electronic surveillance along our coasts and towards this end, the phase-II of the project will be started soon, after the completion of the first phase," he remarked.

    "Maritime security infrastructure, as it stands today, is quite robust and capable of handling various security challenges at sea" he added.

    Noting that the role of the fishing community is vital in strengthening of coastal security mechanism, the Defence minister said community interaction programme is to be given impetus in order to sensitize the fishermen on the prevailing security situation and to develop them to be the "eyes and ears" for intelligence gathering.

    ICG Director General Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan, in his address, highlighted the progress made by the ICG in acquisition cases of various types of ships and aircraft, development of infrastructure, induction of manpower in the service and enhanced efforts for surveillance of the coast and the sea.

    He noted that a Pollution Control Vessel, four Inshore Patrol Vessels, two Air Cushion Vessels (hovercraft), an Interceptor Boat and four Interceptor Craft were inducted into the service in recent months.

    "The Coast Guard aims to achieve a force level of 150 surface platforms by the year 2018," he added. :tup:

    Between the previous commanders conference and now, a Dornier patrol plane squadron was established at Porbandar, Gujarat on the eastern coast.

    Establishing two air stations, five air enclaves, and four more Dornier squadrons have been prioritised, he added.

    In the conference, the Coast Guard commanders will analysis operational capabilities, deployment of forces and preparation for the future challenges.

    It will also provide an opportunity to them to introspect the standards achieved in the wide spectrum of coast guard responsibilities.

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    my above post has a simple meaning, there is no meaning to defend the nation if we can't build it, and hence we must defend and give the deserving status to those who are building the nation.....

    and I would like to see its start with Mr Azim Premji, for his contribution in Indian society as below: :thumb:

     
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    Stronger Systems of India, the more Powerful and Secured Nation :india:

    India needs to make its systems more effective now to face the global challenges..... something like, a proper Home Land Security with bringing the different departments together to achieve the common goal, which would be linked with each others, no matter which party comes in power. and hence the whole system would then work as a single system to ensure the security of the nation as whole :india:. and yes we may see progress in this regard now too :thumb:
     
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    India’s Homeland Security Market-Opportunity in Crisis

    While India’s Defense Ministry has always hogged the limelight in terms of global procurement of weapons and surveillance systems, India’s Homeland Security market would not be lagging behind for long.

    Modernizing a police force of nearly 2.8 million personnel, inclusive of Central and state police forces, is a daunting challenge by any standard. While India spends around $17-18 billion annually on internal security, it is expected to go up significantly in the coming years as the possibility of sub-conventional or asymmetric warfare rises vis-à-vis the reducing possibility of conventional warfare. Even though India’s defense sector has always hogged the limelight with its whopping acquisition spree, in the coming years, India’s homeland security market would not be far behind in terms of its acquisition of modern weapon systems to make India more secure as much internally as it is externally.

    With the contours of global economic theatre gradually moving towards Asia, the importance of peace and tranquility in the Asian arena is more important now than ever before. As per the latest estimates by Standard Chartered published in 2011, by 2030, China’s GDP is expected to be a whopping $73.5 trillion followed by US at $38.2 trillion with India would be occupying the third place with a GDP of $30.3 trillion. Similar reports by Goldman Sachs and PricewaterhouseCoopers also predict more or less the same proposition. The common thread among all such reports is that in the next few decades, two of the world’s top three economies would be from Asia.

    Yet on the flip side, what remains a pertinently critical issue is that Asia is far from being a zone of tranquility. Be it civilizational hostilities that exist in West Asia or be it the rivalries between India and Pakistan in South Asia in addition to the rampage and growing prowess of Islamist radical elements, the probability of a conflict always hangs like a dagger on the destiny of Asia and can wreak major havoc on the economic possibilities of the continent. In between West Asia and South Asia only, these two regions together have been witness to more than ten major conflicts and innumerable terror attacks since the end of Second World War.

    While globalization has been extremely successful in reducing the possibilities of full-fledged conflicts between nation states due to issues of economic interdependence and shared future, when it comes to non-state actors like terror groups, they do not have any inhibitions or shared responsibilities as such. India might have differences and major points of contention with both China and Pakistan but they would still have channels of backdoor diplomacy to reduce the tensions instead of sorting it out through war. The case though, would not be the same when it comes to non-state actors. Therefore, rhetoric notwithstanding, India faces more grave threats from an LeT than the Pakistani state even though the case of plausible deniability wherein a state uses not state actors to farther its objectives through nefarious means cannot be underestimated. But today, things as they stand, such non-state actors have actually outgrown their mentors and have become more dangerous than the state which groomed it.

    For India, geopolitical imperatives compel it to have a substantial military budget of around $40 billion. But simultaneously, a new realization is also precipitating that homeland security can no longer be taken for granted and that in the coming days it would be a very critical element of the overall security of the nation. There are an estimated 178 banned terror and insurgent organizations which are out there to destroy India’s pluralism and paradigm. Some of them, such as the Maoists, are no more rag tag militia but highly organized and ruthless terror groups, which are gradually preparing themselves for almost a full-fledged war against the state. Recent revelations by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) vindicate that the Indian Maoists have perhaps amassed a whopping 6000 low cost rocket launchers. This is in addition to the similar revelations that the Indian Maoists are now being trained by Manipur based insurgent group People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and are getting a steady supply of sophisticated assault rifles from across the border. As per India’s Union Home Ministry, the total strength of hardcore and heavily armed Maoists stand at 8600 while the militia strength is of another 38,000 cadres who are armed with some or the other kind of country made rudimentary guns. While this situation is alarming, the gravity of India’s internal security scenario gets compounded by the volatility of situation in Pakistan and the possibility of a spillover effect of the same in India. Already the Indian Army and BSF have started ringing the alarm bells regarding the situation over there and the possibility of it breaching the international border into India through a renewed wave of terrorism orchestrated by the radical extremist groups like Laskar-e- Taiba and Tehrik-e- Taliban.

    While the situation is extremely alarming, since the incident of the 26/11 terror attack in India, the Indian Government has woken up to the reality and one can witness a structural shift happening in India’s internal security architecture. Firstly, it has started the process of integrating the networks of all police stations through a project like CCTNS (Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems) followed by the development of a seamless access system to all major databases for terror tracking through NatGrid (National Intelligence Grid). Secondly, India’s Home Ministry has been augmenting the strength of its CAPFs (Central Armed Police Forces) as well as that of state level police forces on a war footing. In the last three years alone, for its Central Police Forces, India’s Union Home Ministry bought 89,641 light weight BP jackets, 67,965 AK-47 rifles, 16,430 Assault rifles, 2537 X-95 assault rifles for CRPF, 34377 Carbine Machine for BSF, 1,805 Automatic Grenade Launchers; 2,608 Glock Pistols, 1,164 hand-held Thermal Imagers 1,576 MP5 submachine guns, 8,109 PNS Weapons sights, 105 Mine protected vehicles, 8 ALH Helicopters, 118 Light Armored Troop Carriers, 3,174 Deep Search Metal Detectors, 9,792 Passive Night Vision Binoculars and 25 Remote Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices, RCIED Jammers for CRPF Road Opening parties. This is in addition to recently given sanctions for the procurement of more than 16,000 VHF/UHF hand held radio sets for India’s BSF and plans for procurement of an estimated 3000 Belgian shepherds to assist CRPF in counterinsurgency operations. Thirdly, in the last three years considerable efforts have been made for augmenting the strength of coastal policing through the operationalization of 73 coastal police stations and induction of 204 interceptor boats under phase 1 while under the ongoing phase 2 programme another 131 coastal police stations are being operationalized along with the induction of 110 interceptor boats and 10 large patrol vessels. :thumb:

    Yet all these are merely the tip of the iceberg so to say as India’s gigantic and manpower intensive police force would be undergoing massive modernization with more offensive as well as surveillance capabilities in the coming years to take on the twin menace of cross border terrorism, and Maoist extremism. Much akin to the Indo-Pakistan border, which has been fully fenced along with deployment of sensors, similar work is being done on the Indo-Bangladesh border too. For the current financial year Indian Government has also put aside $2.5 billion for modernization of border outposts and it is highly likely that in the coming years Indo-Nepal and Indo-Myanmar borders would also witness deployment of sensors and fencing. In the last three years, the Union Home Ministry has sanctioned an additional 116 CAPF battalions, which are gradually being raised. Likewise, state governments are also doing their bit in terms of raising their own special counter terror units on the line of NSG (National Security Guard). Most Indian states now have their own special units to execute major anti-terror operations. Units like Force One, C-60, Special Action Group of Maharashtra Police, Delhi Police SWAT, Kolkata Police STF and Combat Battalion, Andhra Pradesh Police’s Greyhound and Octopus, West Bengal Police’s STRACO and CIF, Jharkhand Jaguar and STF of Jharkhand Police, STF, Tamil Nadu Commando Force of Tamil Nadu Police, Special Commado Units of Punjab Police and Haryana Police as well as the Special Operations Group of J&K Police and Orissa Police have become household names in the respective states and each of them is undergoing massive modernization. Moreover 21 Counter Insurgency and Anti Terrorist Schools are being raised spread across India to train state level special forces.

    In the coming years, as the security of India’s critical infrastructure both in the public sector as well as in the private sector becomes a vital issue of concern, it is expected that Indian Government would grant the permission of bulk licensing for small arm procurement by private security companies. This would be a key step in creating a comprehensive security architecture for India and would also create a major market for small arms manufacturers. Indian Homeland Security market is about to unleash its true potential.

    Pathikrit Payne is an alumnus of S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He was previously associated with The Sunday Indian and Business & Economy magazines and is presently a Senior Researcher with New Delhi based Security Watch India. :thumb:

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    Ministers and Bureaucrats/ Diplomats are only the "FACES" of the Society and their departments

    They are only the 'paid' servants for the purpose of their job

    my above post has a simple meaning that, "President-PM-Ministers, including bureaucrats/diplomats are nothing but the paid servants to serve the people who feed them by taxes. they are only the 'faces' of the society-departments, they belong to, and for the purpose to serve the people who have appointed them, the common civilians........"

    and the time any of the 'face' of their concerned departments doesn't do his/her work, he/she would be straight kicked, punished for violating the concerning laws related to his/her job, no matter which party comes in power, and who is the PM-President-Minister-Secretary etc :wave:

    India needs to give more and more strength to its systems, which would be more linked with each others to achieve the common goal, and these 'faces' are responsible to make sure that they represent the 'systems', which are for the purpose to serve the common public of India, for what they receive salaries :india:
     

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