Technology is unlikely to address all security-related problems but is seen as a force multiplier in erecting shield against major threats, according to former National Secrity Advisor MK Narayanan.
"With threats such as terrorism, which has mutated into a global franchise, insecurity has become globalised, and this is bound to increase with newer threats such as cyber warfare," Narayanan said at a two-day a two day national seminar on Role of Technology in India’s National Security which concluded yesterday.
He said "it is unlikely that technology can find answers to all security-related problems but technology is seen as a force multiplier when it comes to erecting defences against major security threats".
A number of themes were discussed including strategic technologies for India’s national security and role of UAV’s and AWACS were discussed at the seminar organised by the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations of Manipal University.
Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, spoke on the role of nuclear weapons in India’s national security.
Narayanan also launched Centre for Asian Studies at Manipal University to conduct policy and academic research on issues relating to Asian affairs.