New Delhi: The Central government is considering funding IIT- Bombay to set up a Centre of Excellence. The Rs 100 cr project will cater to the demands of internal security forces.
The National Centre of Excellence in Technology for Internal Security (NCETIS) is already in the research stage and more options are being looked at to make this feasible.
The project has already been approved by the ministry of communication and information technology. The main difference between the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and the new body will be that will DRDO looks after the demands of the Indian armed forces, the new body will provide the technological requirements of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Railway Protection Force (RPF).
The body will develop world class technology for the forces like advanced communication system, and video analytic equipments.
The director of IIT-Bombay Devang V Khakar said that the action plan for the new body is already prepared and are looking forward for getting the necessary grant to take the project in the next level.