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The Indian economy is the fastest-growing economy globally. One of the crucial drivers of this prosperity has been the development of the country’s civil infrastructure. India’s infrastructure sector consists of power, bridges, dams, roads and highways, urban infrastructure projects etc.

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Noted naval historian Alfred Mayan pointed out, that the "sea is the great highway for both military and commercial operations.

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The world is waking up to embrace a new year of possibilities. That said, there is also a heightened sense of uncertainty that still prevails across sectors. Fuelled by ongoing wars, economic dynamics, and socio-cultural disruptions, security has become a mainstream topic of discussion everywhere.

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As India progresses as an economic force, the country is experiencing a drastic increase in infrastructure development. Travel is among the sectors experiencing all-time highs! Existing airports are functioning at full capacity and the demand for new airports is growing too.

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Public safety agencies like law enforcement frequently battle the limitations of technology that hinder communications during security incidents. During a major security crisis, there must be seamless communication between the various stakeholders irrespective of the location, spread, or time.

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Security solutions are effective only when they ensure the safety of the facility and the people working within them. Vishnu Mohan Choudhary, Athena's Managing Director, emphasises this reality when talking about security solutions around sensitive establishments.

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"People + technology is the new perimeter" when it comes to securing sensitive establishments, outlines Vishnu Mohan Choudhary, Athena Security's Managing Director. Businesses today have been re-evaluating their perimeter security around sensitive facilities, and understandably so.

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One only needs to read the headline to understand why there has been a massive demand for advanced security solutions worldwide. One solution that’s gaining ever-increasing acceptance is electric fencing.

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Securing physical premises, valuable assets,and borders has become more crucial now than before. Look at some incidents that grabbed headlines in 2022.

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Today, all aspects of physical security, including perimeter and intrusion detection systems have gained considerable momentum in adoption from a wide range of sectors. Traditionally, establishments owned and operated by military or government bodies were the primary users of physical perimeter and security measures. However, now most corporate and business entities worldwide are increasingly stepping up security measures within their premises to eliminate threats and stay safe.

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To secure sensitive establishments like airports and military bases, a Perimeter and Intrusion Detection System (PIDS) is of strategic importance. Traditionally, perimeter protection comprised security systems for doors, windows, gates, or any physical opening. However, in the wake of sophisticated forms of attacks, the traditional PIDS is due for an upgrade.

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India's defence exports have gained great momentum lately. Reports show that India's defence exports have been more than Rs 38,000 crore over the past seven years. The private sector is now contributing 18,000 crores to this 85,000 crore industry as government policies fuel innovation, research, and development.

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India has been moving steadfastly on the path towards Atmanirbharta or self-reliance. The Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO) is another one of the government's current initiatives to drive self-reliance in the naval sector by twinning Indigenisation-Innovation.

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Unfortunately, India is not new (or immune) to maritime attacks. Remember the ghastly 26/11 attacks that shook the whole country? The terrorists entered through a heavily populated but unprotected coastline. It was a harsh reminder of our coastline's vulnerabilities.

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In a world that is moving incredibly fast and becoming increasingly unpredictable, seamless and continuous communication is a critical ability for effective response. The role of mission-critical communication systems ensures that information is put in the right hands at the right time and place.

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"Our government is committed to reducing imports and promoting atmanirbharta in equipment for the armed forces," said India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1, 2022, while presenting the Union Budget in Parliament.

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The Indian government has targeted creating 220 new airports given the importance of the aviation industry to support the Indian economy. As the number of airports proliferates, it becomes essential to pay close attention to the security support that these spaces require. Over the years, India’s airports have seen bizarre security incidents.

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India is home to some of the world's most bustling metropolises and vibrant cultural centres, with multi-faceted resources crammed into a relatively small patch of land. The country's diversity and high density provide a fertile ground for the type of innovation that powers tomorrow's industries but also creates hides opportunities for those seeking to disrupt.

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What the world once thought was just another high-tech toy, drones have undergone tremendous development over the past few years. With many application scenarios, the use of drones has only increased both for military and civilian purposes. However, the increasing use of drones also brings an assortment of security threats and airborne chaos. Drones are now being viewed with extreme caution by security specialists, especially with the potential hazards of terror drones looming on the horizon.

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India is on its way to achieving the One Nation One Gas Grid vision as more than 21,735 Kms of pipelines have been laid since 2021. The aim is to increase the pipeline coverage by 60% by 2024-2025.

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Geopolitical tensions and military escalations are now a part and parcel of modern life. Though nobody favours war owing to its social, health, and economic impact, there are situations where nations must mount an offensive or military pressure to protect their interests. And some neighbourhoods, like the one India inhabits, remain dangerous places. All said and done, it pays to be prepared to protect, defend, and even aggressively defend our interests.

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The increased buzz around Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or drones, stems from their multi-fold commercial applications across a broad spectrum of industries from entertainment to consumer retail. The safety and security sector is also seeing growing application in areas ranging from border control to search and rescue operations.

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