Drone research lab to be set up, says Kerala DGP


PTI, Jul 2, 2021, 4:39 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: A day after Army chief MM Naravane said easy availability of drones has increased the complexity of security challenges in the country, Kerala police chief Anil Kant on Friday said a drone research laboratory would be set up here to mitigate any threat.

Kant, who met the media online for the first time after taking charge as the State police chief, said the State police would also consider collaborating with the Union government in the research sector to address the security threats posed by drones.

”We will set up a drone research laboratory to address the security threats. The research lab will be developed with the help of the Cyberdome of the Kerala police. We will also consider collaborating with the Union government in the research sector,” Kant told the media.

Cyberdome is a technological research and development Centre of the Kerala Police Department conceived as a Cyber Centre of excellence in cybersecurity as well as technology augmentation for effective policing.

Kant said the welfare of the police force was his priority and medical health insurance for policemen would be introduced soon.

”We are exploring the option and will bring forward the best option for the force,” he said.

The State police chief said a special team would be formed to combat the gold-smuggling gang in the State and to deal with organised crime, a Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA)-like law would be enacted.

”We have already submitted a similar proposal to the government,” Kant said.

He said the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) in the State would be strengthened along with increasing the social media presence of the force to counter the cybersecurity threat.

Kant said he always believed that policing is not a one-man-show but teamwork that would gather intelligence on the police-mafia nexus if any.

Senior IPS officer Kant succeeded Loknath Behera who had retired on Wednesday.

A 1988 batch officer, Kant was serving as the Road Safety Commissioner in the State.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Suratkal: Missing woman found with lover

Katapady: Kaustubha Residency – hotel & commercial complex inaugurated

TMC launches music video to create awareness on Mamata Banerjee govt’s welfare projects, oppn calls it gimmick

Air crash: Wing Commander Hanumanth Sarathi cremated with military honours in Belagavi

Bellary: Man chops off tongue, offers it to deity

PIL filed in SC challenging Centre’s decision to ban BBC documentary

Pakistan govt raises petrol, diesel prices by Rs 35 each


Related Articles More

Young leaders’ commitment must for spread of democracy, global welfare: Yogi Adityanath

PM Modi asks ministers to reach out to middle class; tell them of schemes which have benefitted them

Bad weather forces Shah to address Haryana rally over phone, says BJP will win all LS seats in state in 2024

Deal with China firmly: Rahul Gandhi to Govt

PM Modi made it possible for Rahul Gandhi to hoist tiranga at Lal Chowk: BJP

MUST WATCH

Kollur Mookambika to get new Ratha after 400years

Villagers election boycott warning for road

Sand art | Malpe Beach Uthsava 2023 | Udupi – Udayavani

Various competitions, activities in Beach Utsava!

Melody King Rajesh Krishnan


Latest Additions

Young leaders’ commitment must for spread of democracy, global welfare: Yogi Adityanath

PM Modi asks ministers to reach out to middle class; tell them of schemes which have benefitted them

Bad weather forces Shah to address Haryana rally over phone, says BJP will win all LS seats in state in 2024

Deal with China firmly: Rahul Gandhi to Govt

Suratkal: Missing woman found with lover

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.