Agenda

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Registration
15:00 - 15:30
Registration
Inaugural Session
15:30 - 16:30
Welcome Address

10.00-10.15 - Welcome Address:  Shri Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India Pvt. Ltd.

10.15-10.30 –Keynote Address  Shri G K Pillai –Member of the National Security Advisory Board, Ministry of Home Affairs  

10.30-10.45 –Special Address       Shri K Vijay Kumar, Senior Security Advisor, Ministry of Home Affairs

10.55-11.00 – Vote of Thanks:    Shri Pankaj Jain, Group Director, UBM India Pvt. Ltd.
                                   

Tea and Networking
16:30 - 16:45
Break
Session 1: Smart Border Management - Comprehensive Strategies for Challenges and Threats to Land Borders (Panel Discussion)
16:45 - 17:30
Session

Discussion Points

  • India shares 15,106.7 km of its boundary with seven nations— Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Myanmar and Bangladesh. Managing such diverse land borders is a complex task and these land borders run through different terrains, but it is very important from the view of national security.

 

  • In this session, the panelists will highlight the threats, peculiarities, Counterterrorism – Protecting the Homeland and challenges of land borders so that a comprehensive strategy for smart border management could be developed.

Coastal & Maritime Security Challenges

  • India has a coastal boundary of 7,516.6 kms, which includes 5,422.6 kms of coastline in the mainland and 2,094 kms of coastline bordering the islands. The coastline touches 9 states and 2 union territories. The speakers will highlight the threats and challenges that Indian coasts have been facing, or are likely to face in future. In addition, they will analyse various strategies, policies and emerging technologies that could be adopted, as a response to these threats and challenges.

 

 

Speaker

Col Rajesh Gulia, Vice Chairman Overseas Security Advisory Council & Global Security MEIA Apple 

Partner Presentation I
17:30 - 17:50
Session
Session 2: Technologies in Homeland Security (Presentation)
17:50 - 18:35
Session

Discussion Points

  • India needs a long term and focused approach to develop technology and solutions to meet its internal security challenges- especially to address the requirements of Paramilitary and State Police Forces. Homeland Security has distinct requirements in terms of complexities and challenges as the threats arise on account of various factors such as social structures and inherent inequities; therefore, a different approach would be essential.

 

  • The session aims to highlight the advancements in technology for homeland security which could be deployed by various internal security forces.

Speaker

Shri. K.P. Shashidharan, IA & AS (Retd.) , Former DG, CAG India & Certified Information Systems Auditor

Partner Presentation II
18:35 - 18:55
Session
Lunch and Networking
18:55 - 19:55
Break
Session 3: Coastal & Maritime Security Challenges
19:55 - 20:30
Session
  • India has a coastal boundary of 7,516.6 kms, which includes 5,422.6 kms of coastline in the mainland and 2,094 kms of coastline bordering the islands. The coastline touches 9 states and 2 union territories. The speakers will highlight the threats and challenges that Indian coasts have been facing, or are likely to face in future. In addition, they will analyse various strategies, policies and emerging technologies that could be adopted, as a response to these threats and challenges.

Vice Admiral (Retd.) Anup Singh, Member, Executive Council, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Session 4: Infrastructure for Border Communities (Presentation)
20:30 - 20:55
Session

Discussion Points

 

  • The session will deliberate on why India needs to improve its border infrastructure in the background of the changing geopolitics of Asia that will increasingly be shaped by relations with neighbours. It will also focus on how such infrastructure could be utilized for people who are residing in border areas.

Speaker

Shri Nagendra Nath Sinha,  Managing Director, National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation

Partner Presentation III
20:55 - 21:15
Session
Session 4: Role of Drones, UAVs and other Upcoming Technologies in Border Security (Panel Discussion)
21:15 - 22:00
Session

(Panel Discussion)

 

Discussion Points

 

  • UAVs in the Indian case have proved to be a technology enhancer and enabler for performing reconnaissance, air and maritime surveillance of borders, and intelligence collection. UAVs are force multipliers and their use is optimal when there is synergy among defence and paramilitary forces.

 

  • This session aims to understand the problems posed by various types of borders and to delineate realistic UAV-based systems and other emerging technologies to tackle such specific problems.

 

Speakers

 

Shri. K.P. Shashidharan, IA & AS (Retd.) , Former DG, CAG India & Certified Information Systems Auditor