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The incidents of 26/11-2009 have resulted in a new focus from the Indian
government on homeland security, the result being a sharp increase in
capital procurement and a promise of quicker clearance of projects.
The incidents of 26/11-2009 have resulted in a new focus from the Indian
government on homeland security, the result being a sharp increase in
capital procurement and a promise of quicker clearance of projects.

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Commentary on Homeland Security

A new focus
A look at the spending patterns reveals a significant opportunity for players
26/11 has come to be a landmark for issues related to Homeland Security. The event brought into focus a significant need for strengthening India’s defences against these new and deadly forms of asymmetric warfare. This commentary tries to address the 5 key opportunity areas created from the new focus on the segment.

The incidents of 26/11-2009 have resulted in a new focus from the Indian government on homeland security, the result being a sharp increase in capital procurement and a promise of quicker clearance of projects.

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“A secure and safe environment is of utmost importance in ensuring the development of any society. From time to time, terrorist elements have tried to disrupt peace in various parts of our country through incidents of violence. Such incidents have led to loss of innocent lives and destruction of public and private property. Recognising the paramount need for a safe and secur e internal security environment, the Government has been taking measures to check disruptive activities of the t errorist elements. In November last year, the nation was jolted by the dastardly terrorist attacks in Mumbai, the financial capital of the country. The attacks not only created heightened awareness among people against terrorism, but also underlined the urgent need for further strengthening of the security apparatus in a r esult-oriented manner.”
State ment fro m the Indian Union Home Secretary post the 26/11 attacks

Focus Segment 1 – Coastal Patrol India has a coastline of 7,516.6 km. running along 9 States and 4 Union territori es. A Coastal security scheme has been commenced, in consultation with the State Government of coastal States, for giving focused attention to secure the coasts against illegal cross border activities of criminals and anti-national elements. Under the scheme the following infrastructure has been approved:o 73 coastal police stations, o 97 check posts, o 58 out posts o 30 barracks The approved requisition of platforms stands at 204 boats, 153 Jeeps, 312 motor cycles . The supply of boats has started. The approved outlay is Rs. 400.00 crore for nonrecurring expenditure and Rs. 151.00 crore for recurring expenditure for 5 years. The delivery of 84 boats (5 Tonnes)each costing Rs.105 lakh and 110 boats (12 Tonnes) each costing Rs.215 lakh at a total cost of Rs.324.70 crore started from April, 2009. The delivery of the first batch of 24 boats (12 each of 12 tonnes and 5 tonnes) commenced from May, 2009, followed by the next batch of 60 Interceptor Boats from October 1, 2009. The entire process of procurement will be completed by September, 2010 The states have been asked to carry out a vulnerability/gap analysis in consultation with the Coast Guard and submit their proposals for additional requirements in respect of police stations, check posts, out posts, vehicles, boats etc. Based on these proposals, a comprehensive proposal to be named as Phase-II of the Coastal Security Scheme is proposed to be formulated Keeping in view the vulnerability of the Maharashtra and Gujarat coasts to illegal cross border activities, Joint Coastal Patrolling has been introduced off the coasts of Maharashtra and Gujarat. For this purpose, assistance will be given to Coast Guard to procure 15 interceptor boats

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suitable for patrolling of the close coastal waters and for setting up 3 Coast Guard Stations (2 in Maharashtra and 1 in Gujarat). The expenditure planned for these 15 boats is Rs. 281.23 Cr. Other programmes underway o Vessel tracking and monitoring o o o o

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systems for all major ports Issue of identity cards to fishermen, Registration of all the boats, Issuance of Identity (smart) cards to the residents of coastal villages and Intensified patrolling on the seas

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Focus Segment 2 – Strengthening Central Police Forces Schemes for modernization of all the Central Police Forces namely – CRPF, BSF, ITBP, Sashastra Seema Bal, CISF, Assam Rifles and Rashtriya Rifles are under implementation The Central Para Military Forces have been expanded by creation of 40 additional battalions (20 each in SSB and ITBP) with a view to strengthen border security arrangements. Additionally, in 2008-09 the creation of 29 additional Battalions of the BSF has also been approved Approval has been provided for raising 10 Commando Battalions for Resolute Action (CoBRA), a specialized force to counter extremism and militancy. The force will conduct commando/guerilla type of short and quick operations on pin pointed intelligence Creation of NSG hubs approved o Four Regional hubs of NSG with a total strength of 1086 personnel have been set up by the Government at Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. o A Quick Reaction Team of NSG has also been set up at the IGI Airport, Delhi for quick deployment in case of an emergent situation. o The Hubs have been established at Marol in Mumbai, Nedunkundram in o

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Chennai, Trimulghery in Hyderabad and Badu in Kolkata. Two Regional Centres of NSG at Hyderabad and Kolkata on the lines of the existing NSG force at Manesar, Haryana. An amount of Rs.409.40 crore has been provided in the budget for NSG during the financial year 2009-10. This also includes an amount of Rs.150.09 crore for establishing Regional Hubs. For the Mumbai Hub, the Government of Maharashtra have provided 23 acres of land in the city. At present, the Hub is being operated from Police Training Centr e, Kalina, Santacruz. NSG has already taken possession of the land at Marol, Thungvey, Mumbai and construction work has been taken up. It is expected that the infrastructure would be ready by end-November 2009 and the Hub would start functioning from its own campus. At Hyderabad, the NSG Hub will be set up on 22 acres of area in Trimulghery. In addition to the Regional Hub, Hyderabad will also have a full -fledged NSG Regional Centre very soon. In Chennai, 85 acres of land has been acquired from the State Government at Nedungundram in Kanchipuram District for establishing the Hub.

Procurement of one 100-seater Large Transport Aircraft and two 50-seater Medium Transport Aircraft for Air Wing of BSF is underway. Approval for procurement of 8 LCH Dhruv Helicopters from HAL has been provided. 4 of these helicopters are to be delivered in 2009-10 and 4 in 2010-11 Total outlay for mordernisation of Central Para Military Forces stands at Rs. 4,185 crore. Under this scheme, the CPMFs are being equipped with latest weapons, surveillance and communication equipment, vehicles, body protection gear/equipments, etc.

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Focus Segment 3 – Border Patrol

Focus Segment 4 – Modernization of Police Forces

The Government has undertaken erection projects comprising o Fencing with patrol roads, o Floodlighting and construction of Border Out Posts (BOPs) along the Indo-Pak and Indo-Bangladesh borders

Additional 509 Border Out Posts have been sanctioned on Indo-Pak (126 Nos) and IndoBangladesh borders (383 Nos), which are expected to be started in this year. The outlay for the programme stands at Rs. 1832 Cr. The Government has approved the construction of 13 Integrated Check Posts(ICPs) at identified entry points on India's border with Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Myanmar at an estimated cost of Rs.635.00 crore. The Government has approved construction of 27 Link roads of operational significance to ITBP, totaling 804 km. The outlay for the programme stands at Rs. 1937 Cr. Various types of hi-tech electronic surveillance equipment like Night Vision Devices, Hand Held Thermal Imagers, Battle Field Surveillance Radars, Direction Finders, Unattended Ground Sensors, High Powered Telescope etc are being procured to act as force multipliers on the International Borders of India. The current procurement stands at o 398 Hand Held Thermal Imagers, o 45 Battle Field Surveillance Radars, o 12 Long Range Reconnaissance and Observation System (LORROS), o 9 Spotter Scopes o 94 Passive Night Vision Binoculars to be deployed on Indo-Pakistan, IndoBangladesh, Indo-China and Indo-Myanmar borders. It is estimated that there would be additionally Rs. 1650 Cr. Of procurement of thermal imagers, surveillance radars, night vision devices and mobile communication posts for the year 2009-10.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has been implementing a non-Plan Scheme for “Modernisation of Police Forces” since 196970 towards capacity building of the State Police Forces, especially for meeting the emerging challenges to internal security in the for m of terrorism, naxalism etc. Under the Scheme, assistance is provided to the State Governments in the for m of grants in-aid towards o Construction of secure police stations, o Construction of outposts, o Construction of police lines, o Purchase of vehicles, o Purchase of security / surveillance / communication equipments o Purchase of modern weaponry, o Purchase of forensic equipments, o Upgradation and creation of training infrastructure, o Police housing, o Computerization etc. Under the programme, Delhi Police has requisitioned for a new Transport Management System with an expected expenditure outlay of Rs. 200 Cr. Under the programme the following requirements have been projected for all police forces combined (for contracts announced in the period January – August 2009) o Armaments : > Rs. 45 Cr. : Weapons, Night vision sights, reflex sights. o Personal protective gear : > Rs. 38 Cr. : Including BP Vests, BP Patkas, Bomb suits o Communication equipment : > Rs. 42 Cr. Including VHF/UHF Sets, Handheld Radio transceivers, HF Manpacks, Junction boxes (all types) o Explosive and IED detection and control : > Rs. 12 Cr. Including explosive vapour detectors, Minesweepers, Chemical analyser kits etc.

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Surveillence, Electronic Intelligence, and Electronic Warfare : > Rs. 68 Cr. Including CCTVs, Jammers, X-Ray Scanners, NVDs, Binoculars etc. Others including riot control devices, bomb shields etc : > Rs. 11 Cr.

Focus Segment 5 – Special initiatives Crime and Criminal Tr acking Networking System : The Ministry of Home Affairs has initiated a plan to install a comprehensive integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of policing at the Police Station level through adoption of principles of e-Governance, and creation of a nationwide networked infrastructure for evolution of IT-enabled state-of-the-art real time tracking system around “investigation of crime and detection of criminals”. An outlay of Rs.2000 crores has been included in the 11th Plan and the programme is being launched in the current year (2008-09). Large Event Protection – Commonwealth Games: With a view towards creating a safe environment for hosting the Commonwealth games at Delhi in 2010, the government has sanctioned an outlay exceeding Rs. 1800 Cr. Bulk of this outlay will go towards creating information networks comprising communication grids, CCTVs, Large event monitoring and Traffic Management systems at Delhi. Various components under this scheme are being requisitioned by the state and central government.

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