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July 12, 2016

Homeland Security 2016 – Smart Border Management

India has 15,106.7 km of land border and a coastline of 7,516.6 km including island territories. Securing the country’s borders against interests hostile to the country and putting in place the systems that are able to interdict such elements while facilitating legitimate trade and commerce are among the principal objectives of border management in India.

The proper management of borders, which is vital to the national security, presents many challenges and includes coordination and concerted action by the administrative, diplomatic, security, intelligence, legal, regulatory and economic agencies of the country to secure the frontiers and serve its best interest.

Ministry of Home Affairs and various Indian Border Guarding agencies have been exploring the deployment of technologies/solutions for improved border surveillance with a view to reduce/eliminate incidents of infiltration, smuggling or other illegal cross border activities in various terrain along Indo-Bangladesh Border (IBB), and Indo- Pakistan Border (IPB), especially in challenging areas where fencing could not be installed due to difficult terrain.

Force modernisation and meeting equipment needs are immediate priorities in border management of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) responsible for guarding international borders.

India Foundation in collaboration with FICCI is organizing the eighth edition of the Conference on Homeland Security with the theme of Smart Border Management. The Conference will will take place on September 6-7, 2016 at FICCI, New Delhi and will witness participation from senior officials from Government of India, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and various State Police Forces (SPFs).

The two day conference proposes to bring together experts from Government, Central Armed Police Forces, Indian Navy, Coast Guard, State (Marine) Police and Industry to discuss and debate issues for smart and effective border management in India.

The conference will focus on:
Challenges, threats and peculiarities of borders
Emerging technologies for perimeter security
Coastal & maritime security
Modernisation of border management
Role of UAVs and drones
Unconventional threats to border security
Infrastructure for border communities
Significance & aspirations of public participation in border security
Economic benefits from border management

Whom Do You Expect To Meet
Ministry of Home Affairs (AR, BSF, ITBP, SSB)
Ministry of Defence (Indian Navy, Indian Cost Guard)
Ministry of External Affairs
State Marine Police
Global & Domestic Industry players
Border Communities
Other Stakeholders

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