The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) is funding a dedicated National Center of Excellence in Technology for Internal Security (NCETIS) which will focus on R&D for technologies concerning India’s security forces and will be launched by IIT Bombay.
The Indian Express reports that with an estimated budget of Rs 83 crore over five years, NCETIS – expected to take ‘Digital India’ forward – will initially focus developing detectors for land mines, cyber security, cryptology, video surveillance, image processing, monitoring of unmanned vehicles and biometric security. Professor Abhay Karandikar, the NCETIS coordinator said,
The technology developed will result in tangible products. It will be developed by the concerned industry and can be directly used by security forces.”