All-India seminar on techs

Port Blair
3 Nov 2017

The National Design and Research Forum (NDRF) of The Institution of Engineers (India), Bengaluru is organising an all-India seminar on technologies for Identification, tracking and neutralization of unauthorized drones at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), IISc Campus, Bengaluru during November 23-24.
In the current scenario, drones play an important and major role in our economy but if their operations are not properly regulated, these drones can pose serious threat to the security of our country and privacy of citizens. Several ethical and legal questions arise due to these unauthorized uses of Drones. This is the lacuna and the weak link in drone operations in the Country, which is the same concern all over the world.
This concern has also been expressed by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Airport Authority of India (AAI), Civil Airline operators, defence and security agencies of the country including police, with respect to threat they pose if they are not regulated. The questions that arise therefore are which technologies have to be developed and implemented, which are the agencies and who should regulate the operation of identifying, tracking and neutralizing unauthorised drones effectively all over the country, but still commercially exploit the potential of this technology.
Dr. Kota Harinarayana, Chairman, General Aeronautics Pvt Ltd, Dr. B.N. Suresh President INAE, Mr. T. Suvarna Raju Chairman and Managing Director, HAL, Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, IAS Chairman, Airport Authority of India, Mr. B. S. Bhullar, DG, DGCA, and Dr. Baldev Raj, Director, NIAS are likely to be the part of this event.
The important seminar is of great relevance to engineers apart from drone manufactures, drone equipment manufacturers, drone operators, airport authorities, civil aviation regulators, airline operators, defence & civil services, aviation policy makers other govt. agencies and corporate bodies. Interested engineers and  persons would do well to contact Dr. K. Ramachandra, Seminar Co -Chairman, National Design & Research Forum, The Institution of Engineers (INDIA), Bangalore - 560 001. Office : 080-22264336, apart from contacting Er. Johnson Abraham, honorary secretary, The Institution of Engineers (India), Andaman & Nicobar State Centre, Room No.111, Ground Floor, ALHW Office Complex, Mohanpura, Port Blair. 744101. Chairman 9434282378 / Honorary Secretary 9933235606. Contact details: TeleFax- 233561 / 233562; Email: ansc@ieindia.org / iei.pblc@gmail.com Website: www.ieindia.org