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HAL and Israel’s Elbit Systems sign MoU for UAV development

During the on-going exhibition DefExpo-2020, an MoU was signed between Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Israel’s Elbit Systems, for joint development of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The agreement aims at analyzing the feasibility of developing an UAV, which performs vertical take-off and landing, for maritime and land-based military operations. The proposed UAV will cut down ..

Indian Railway to Install IP based Video Surveillance System

With a motive to strengthen security at Railway Stations, Indian Railways is in the urge of installing Internet Protocol (IP) based Video Surveillance System (VSS) at stations i.e At waiting halls, reservation counters, parking areas, main entrance/ exit, platforms, etc. The recording of the video from CCTV cameras will be stored for 30 days for ..

NATGRID will come into operation by 2020

The ambitious National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) project will came into effect from December 31, 2020.  It will enable multiple security and intelligence agencies a database related to immigration entry or exit, banking and telephone details etc from a common platform.  The project links various investigation agencies such as RAW and IB.  At least 100 Central ..

Status of Policing in India Report 2019

Based on a sample survey of 11,834 police personnel across 105 locations in 21 States, the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies has published the “Status of Policing in India Report 2019.” What does the Report Say? Extra Hours The vast majority of police personnel in India, across gender, rank and contingent, work for ..

India launchs world’s first facial biometric-based ID for seafarers

In a bid to boost employment in the coastal shipping sector, India has become the first country in the world to issue a Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID) to its seafarers. The new document will give a foolproof identification to Indian seafarers which will facilitate their movement, provide ease of getting jobs and help in ..

Western Railways introduces a new Biometric Token System (BTS)

The Western and Central Railways have introduced a new Biometric Token System (BTS) by which passengers travelling in the general coach, where seats are not reserved, are given a token roughly 3 hours before the train’s departure. These tokens are issued on a first-come, first-served basis after accepting biometric information of individual passengers. The tokens ..

Maharashtra becomes India’s first state to adopt a digital fingerprint and iris scanning system

Maharashtra has become the India’s first state to adopt a digital fingerprint and iris scanning system – Automated Multi-modal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS) – to aid police investigations. This system will soon be replicated by other state police forces across the country. An AMBIS unit consists of a computer terminal, a camera, and iris, fingerprint, ..

Indian Navy hosts maritime information sharing workshop at IFC-IOR in Gurugram

The Indian Navy hosted a maritime information sharing workshop under the aegis of the Information Fusion Centre — Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) at Gurugram, Haryana on June 12. Over 41 delegates from 29 countries of the IOR participated in the two-day event. The aim of the workshop was to explain participants about IFC-IOR and its ..