Milipol India, first of its kind international event for Internal Security for Indo-Pacific, marked a successful completion in New Delhi

October 28 2023, New Delhi: ‘Milipol India’ displayed more than 3000 equipment and technologies at their three-day exhibition. The exhibition was inaugurated by H.E. Ms Sabrina AGRESTI-ROUBACHE, France’s Minister of State for Citizenship, attached to the Minister of the Interior, in the presence of Shri Atul Dulloo, Secretary (BM) and Shri Chandraker Bharti, AS (CIS & PM) Govt of India. Mr PV Ramashashtri-Spl Director General BSF, Mr MZ Khan- DCG BSF and Mr Prateek Vashishtha- ACG also visited the exhibition. The event opened on October 26 and was on view until October 28.

French Minister Sabrina Agresti-Roubache said that the three-day event is a concrete expression of the importance of the dialogue between New Delhi and Paris, particularly on homeland security.

Mr. Rajan Sharma MD of “InterAds exhibition quoted “This very first edition of Milipol India has set a benchmark and made this platform truly global. We will be glad to welcome you in our next edition in April 2025”.

Mr. Prefect Jounot, CEO of Milipol and President of Milipol Network, said, “This first event, which reflects the political will of France and India to continue strengthening their bilateral relations, and more specifically in the field of internal state security, has exceeded its objectives in terms of the number of exhibitors, visitors and delegates at the conferences. I am very grateful to the Indian authorities, particularly the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, who believed in this project and whose interest and support were crucial to its success. Milipol India will become, from its next edition, a significant event for homeland security and innovation with a very high profile. I look forward to seeing you all from April 8 to 10, 2025, for the second edition of Milipol India.”

The third-day parallel run conferences were all set to address vast topics on Security and surveillance. Addressing the topics, Joint CP Security, Delhi Police, Sanjay Kumar Jain, said drones are an emerging technology that benefits law enforcement agencies. The Delhi police have a little setup with a drone unit, and we are in the process of recruiting for better technology; he added that they are using the face recognition system, and their primary purpose is to attack criminals.

During the conference the discussion was held on Drone which talked about the growth of Industry and its technology. More panel experts needs to come to train and impart education. In India there are 50 thousand + drone technology institutions but only 10 thousand people are trained. This caters to big problem for Cyber security forces by emphasising undetected drones. Keeping in mind there is need of strict policies in drone management industry; these points were raised by Mr. Dipesh Gupta-CEO, Veda Defence with Colonel Manik Anand, Aerospace System Division DPDO Ministry of Defence, Smit Shah, President Drone Federation India. Mr. K Siva Subramani (IPS) Crime Bureau of Investigation shared information on International Security cooperation. Cybercrime was another topic that grabbed attention. Mr. Mohammed Towhidul Islam, Cyber Investigation Expert CID Bangladesh Police, Roopa M,Director 14C, Dr. Malvika Mehta, Masters in Forensic Investigation, Mr. Amit Shah ( DRDO ) Mr. Vipul Kumar, Director Vehere Mr. Manohar Katoch, Co-Founder and Vicepresident, Cleartrail shared their views on this topic.

Securisation of Ports, Airport and Borders and Forensics Science were other discussed topics. In an unstable world, the securisation of borders has become a priority. Colonel Sylvain Renier-High French Institute of Security Research shared valuable insight on future implementation and outlook for future securisation by employing new technologies and increasing depth flow control. He also highlighted the implementation of the EES entry-exit system for the end of 2024 and the European travel information and authorisation system in 2025. Shivaz Rai-Director DU Digital Global elaborated on the need to develop faster and more advanced technology like AI development technology for Borders and digitally advanced technologies for identification of airports.

In the conference on Forensics Science, Mr. Vibhu Anand-Founder & COO, Cyint Technology discussed about history of forensic science , evolution of forensic science and current state of forensic science. Mr. Anand highlighted the challenges in drone forensics and emphasized the need for forensics tool development and automated log processing malware detection a superior tool for detection and investigation.

Countries like Canada, the USA, France, China, Israel, Australia, UAE, Belgium, and the Czech Republic displayed their latest trend, technology and innovation. The three-day exhibition offered a successful platform for Indian weapon manufactures to showcase their design and technological masterpieces to international market.

Anne, Director of Milipol Network quoted “we are very proud and pleased with the results of this first edition! I would like to thank all the exhibitors and visitors who attend Milipol India. The high quality content of the conferences weremuch appreciated by the numerous delegates. We have settled the foundations of a very promising event which will grow fastly in the years to come. We are already looking forward to welcoming you again in 2025”.

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