India can provide security solutions in the region say one of the country s topmost C4I experts.Sharing his views on India s role in providing security solutions to the region, Milind Kulshreshtha, an Indian C4I expert says The aim of every Government is to create a strong deterrence against all sorts of crimes through the use of Police Force and other Agencies to ensure unnecessary violence in all forms is curtailed to bring in peace and tranquillity for Nation s prosperity. However, to achieve these existing resources require to be optimally utilized through means like today s modern digital Command and Control System. This can make deployment of an optimum force level as per the threat perceived using tools like Analytics and Predictive Policing. In turn, here the Threat Perception emerges from the Real time situational awareness built over the ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Recce) information. A robust ISR can be the way ahead to achieve the deterrence and help in deployment of armed Police Force optimally. This means that the Command and Control system shall be based on an effective and robust communication network, thereby making Policing role based on a true C3I (Command, Control, Communication amp; Intelligence) system, Milind Kulshreshtha explains.The statement of President Nayib Bukele, of El Salvador, said that The police and the armed forces must prioritise safeguarding their lives, those of their companions and honest citizens. The use of lethal weapons is authorized in self defence or defence of lives of Salvadoreans already sets the stage of fundamentals of C3I algorithms.According to the C4I expert, The C3I shall require induction of some of the new sensors like Unmanned) Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Analytic through Artificial Intelligence (AI). The solutions like UAVs and AI can be included smoothly within the framework of C3I at a much lesser expense. India has a flourishing industry for all these advanced technologies. UAVsUAVs are the latest aerial means to gather real time ISR information. The two types of drones which have relevance here are the smaller fixed wing and rotary drones. The fixed wing UAVs can be pre programmed to effectively undertake surveillance over the larger area, even while locking the camera gimbal on a specific spot (as per the operator s attention area). For night operations, the payload can be the Infra Red camera fitted on the UAV, and these have a resolution to even identify the shape of a motorcycle rider, and further, target tracking capability can calculate the route and future direction viz. destination of the vehicle, the C4I expert adds. Adding, Further, to maintain a closer lookout, a rotary drone can play an effective role, whereas provision exists to land the rotary drone in an area to provide a vigil and the drone can be flown back or re positioned at a new vantage point. An analytics run on the images can produce some valuable insights into the operation methodologies of each of the gang uniquely, yet again, helping in the predictive policing. Remarkably, the use of a grenade launcher drone can become an effective deterrence tool to discourage gang wars. An explosive carrying drone in a night can create a high deterrence within a group of mis adventurous lot, depending on the darkness as a shield, he suggests.Predictive PolicingIn his expert opinion, the Threat Perception ' based on real time ISR information can assist in predictive policing. Newer tools can assist in identifying geographical and time spot areas of crime, create a profile of the criminal groups. and help create virtual Police . The Analysis of the patterns formed by frequent offenders shall be developed on multiple elements.Personnel Training: A Simulator based training of Police personnel can assist in the implementation of the new era sensors and tools for ease of learning by the police, so that such hi tech measures become a norm in everyday crime prevention activities.There are huge opportunities for the Indian private sector to deliver such Simulators, in form of Hardware and Software. And also, to the region for selling drones, night vision devices, body armour as well as related equipment.US Central America trade and investments In 2004, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica had entered into the Central America Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA DR) with the United States. The US is also the major source of official development aid with annual average spending of $700 million between 2016 and 2017 focused on strengthening political, social and economic conditions in the region. Through the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI), the United States invested almost $500 million to combat criminal organizations and illegal trafficking in Central America, Ravi Bangar, Former Ambassador of India to Colombia amp; Ecuador, tells Financial Express Online.China Taiwan Central AmericaChina s presence in CA has been growing since the late nineties with a breakthrough in 2007 when Costa Rica became the first country in the region to end diplomatic ties with Taiwan. Currently, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras have diplomatic relations with Taiwan. China is recognised by Costa Rica and Panama.According to Ravi Bangar, While the US in recent times signalled to step back from the region, China is quietly advancing extending its development assistance in terms of grants and soft credits and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to "America s backyard ".The first Central American country to sign a BRI agreement was Panama. With almost 6% of the total global maritime trade passing through the country, China s main interest undoubtedly was the Panama Canal. Against the backdrop of the ongoing trade tensions between China and the US and the COVID 19 pandemic, Central America could benefit from the ongoing decoupling process. China will not cease to exploit the US s indifference and negligence to increase its influence.India Central AmericaThe former envoy to the region says, India having played a leading role in rushing medicines to fight COVID virus must now double its efforts to expand its footprints in those very regions where it extended a hand of friendship and emerged as a lifesaver. What India needs to have on its must do list is to craft a smart comprehensive regional policy that invariably includes country specific action plans to enhance relevance and mutual benefits. India should try to fast track MOU with Inter American Development bank. This could bring considerable geopolitical as well as economic benefits. India, apart from its own financial and development partnership assistance, could also explore leveraging it to tap into the financial assistance extended by the UN and multilateral lending agencies. India with BRICS partners could play a significant role in the region s development including with new structures like New Development Bank of BRICS which has an agreement with Inter American Development Bank.
Singh will be accompanied by Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Naravane and it will be his first visit to Ladakh after the standoff between the armies of India and China on the Line of Actual Control(LAC) began on May 5.Singh''s trip comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s surprise visit to Ladakh on July 3 during which he also addressed troops and signalled the country''s firmness in dealing with the India China border row.
So, what did it signify? The Prime Minister''s speech and his itinerary suggests that he was addressing a domestic audience, or rather, a domestic audience made up of three constituencies. These were the troops in front of him seated in socially distanced rows of chairs in a desolate terrain. Elsewhere, there was the large constituency of former soldiers and veterans outraged by the Chinese ambush who are politically significant because at times like this they help make the political weather. Encompassing both constituencies was the nation at large waiting to hear how its Prime Minister, avowedly committed to meeting military aggression with swift retaliation, planned to deal with China''s violent encroachment.It became clear that the speech''s forward location did not betoken a more forthright posture. Apart from paying tribute to the valour and sacrifice of the soldiers arrayed in front of him, the Prime Minister spoke in general terms about the futility of 'expansionism' and India''s readiness, despite its peaceful nature, to defend itself against aggression. In keeping with the tenor of his speeches to India''s Chief Ministers and the recent all party conference, he did not name the enemy.
Mr Goh Chok Tong, 79, has been a Member of Parliament for 44 years. He stepped down from Cabinet in 2011 and has been known as Emeritus Senior Minister since then.Even as he departs the political stage, he has signalled his continued preoccupation with Singapore''s future, asking in a cryptic Facebook post on Tuesday (June 23), the day the election was called: "Parliament dissolved. Quo vadis, Singapore? Quo vadis, me?"
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday signalled a shift in India''s strategy to fight the coronavirus pandemic, with a renewed focus on jaan (life) and jahaan (livelihood).In a statement to chief ministers (CM) at a meeting earlier today, he said a shift has to be made to ensure that lives are saved along with livelihoods. This implicitly suggests India may have turned a corner with the disease and the next stage of lockdown will come with changes.
CHANDIGARH: A 32 year old motorist, grandson of Lt Gen PN Hoon (retd), a former GOC in C of the Western Command, who was allegedly driving under the influence of liquor, has been arrested by the UT police after he reportedly hit a PCR vehicle twice when he was signalled to stop the vehicle, a Hyundai Venue.MUMBAI: Amitabh Bachchan turns 77 on October 11 but the superstar is in no mood to celebrate his birthday this year.
Apple, Google, Microsoft signal opposition to GCHQ proposal to eavesdrop on encrypted messagesBig name tech firms have signalled their deep opposition to a proposal from the UK 's top secret listening agency, GCHQ.
His mother and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chief Sonia Gandhi, who was re elected chief of the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP), told the MPs that ”in an unprecedented crisis lies an unprecedented opportunity, ” adding to the pep talk that prepared the way for the Congress to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). At the first meeting of the CPP after the April May national elections, both leaders signalled that there would be no let up in the fight against the BJP.
China signalled its intention to continue trading with Iran despite warnings from President Trump, as it relies heavily on Iranian oil.The Chinese Foreign Ministry stated on Wednesday: ”China has consistently opposed unilateral actions and long armed jurisdiction.
Novak Djokovic admits he is secretly hoping to topple Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to the world number one ranking.Djokovic signalled his return to the top of the sport last month by winning Wimbledon, ending a run of six Grand Slams that had been won by either Federer or Nadal.
Leicester 's winger has allegedly signalled he is ready to leave the former Premier League winners for the current champions.
The move signalled the West #39;s resolve to return to diplomacy after a one night military operation that hit sites Western officials said were linked to Syria #39;s chemical weapons program.Among the contentious proposals, the draft resolution would establish an independent investigation of allegations of toxic gas attacks in Syria with the aim of identifying the perpetrators.
Wall Street stocks rose on Thursday (Apr 12) as US President Donald Trump signalled a more cautious approach to potential Syria missile strikes and a more welcoming approach to international trade talks.Analysts also cited optimism over the forthcoming earnings period, which begins in earnest on Friday with reports from JPMorgan Chase and other large banks.
The US; claim came just hours after North Korea signalled it was willing to give up its nuclear weapons. Kim Jong nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong un, died after two women approached him and smeared a deadly nerve agent on his face in Malaysia on 13 February last year.The US determined on February 22 under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (CBW Act) that the Government of North Korea used the chemical warfare agent VX to assassinate Kim Jong Nam, in the Kuala Lumpur airport, State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said.
Aymeric Laporte looks set to be heading for the Premier league after telling bosses at Athletic Bilbao he is ready to move to Manchester City.After a previous deal fell through in 2016 due to injury, the 23 year old has now signalled he is fit for the move, according to the Daily Mail.
Comment Facebook Twitter Reddit Email More Share this storyPush to launch Canada, China free trade talks falls flat in Beijing Tumblr Pinterest Google LinkedIn Related Stories As Trudeau begins China trip, future of trade between the two countries remains an uphill battle China just made a historic move to open its financial system to the world China s central bank boss warns of sudden, contagious and hazardous financial risks A push to launch free trade negotiations between China and Canada fell flat Monday, with the nations abruptly scrapping a planned press conference and agreeing instead to extend exploratory talks.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalled one sticking point was Canada 's preference for sprawling progressive ” pacts, and that the countries only wanted to launch formal talks if they were more confident a deal could be reached. It 's the second time in a month that Canada has effectively left a trade partner at the altar.
As the Planet X craze swept through the world on Saturday, thousands of conspiracy theorists and doom mongers were convinced that the world was about to end.The planet ndash; believed to be 10 times the size of Earth ndash; supposedly signalled the end of the world, destroying it with its gravitational waves.
Stumps: Australia would be pleased with the way the entire day has panned out, although they would rue the fact that yet another session was washed out because of persistent drizzle and the fact that they could not manage more than just one wicket in the final session of play on the fourth day.Younis Khan raised his 150 before losing both his partners in the same over, as Pakistan conceded a 223 run lead to the hosts. Just when one thought that Australia would enforce the follow on, Smith signalled his openers to pad up quickly.
Even as the health ministry makes a fresh push to revive family planning measures , the ministry of women and child development wants a shift in focus from female sterilization to male sterilization. This is the first time any Indian government has signalled a move towards male sterilization after Congress leader Sanjay Gandhi 's infamous efforts in the 1970s .
San Jos (AFP) A first group of US bound Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica may fly out of the country to continue their journey next week, Foreign Minister Manuel Gonzalez said Monday.His comments signalled a delay to a plan announced a week ago to start transferring 7,800 Cubans who are stuck in the country, unable to cross the northern border into Nicaragua, which since November has refused them passage.