THE UNION Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-K) to submit a report on Home Security Project.
The project is aimed at evolving a fool proof security system at every level to face the threat of growing terrorism.
Although the institute had sent a synopsis of the project in 2005 to the government, it took one year to consider the issue and take a decision on it.
Talking to HT a senior professor at the computer science department of the IIT-K Dr Phalguni Gupta said that the institute had sent the details of the project to the government for.
He said that the IIT-K had advised the government to set up a National Security Technological Research Centre to monitor the project.
Dr Gupta said that the project was very exhaustive as there were several levels of security which could not be taken up by one or two institutes or organisations. He said that there could be individual, border, chemical, biological nuclear, mass destruction, cyber, transportation and several other levels of security.
As far as the IIT-K is concerned, it has the expertise in developing individual, cyber, transportation and border security, he added. “At present, the IIT-K is working on individual and cyber security systems,” he said.
He further said that the complete home security project had four important components which included research, training, operation and technical development.
Out of these four components, the IIT-K could extend its services to research and training component but the technical development aspects would need the involvement of industries. However, the institute could provide assistance to the entrepreneurs.
The operational component would be under the control of the government or its agencies, he added.
Y4E stage protest
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