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Vice Prez calls for ''intelligent'' methods to counter drone attacks

Vice Prez calls for ''intelligent'' methods to counter drone attacks
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Chennai, Jun 30 (PTI) Expressing concern over the use of

drones to target the Jammu Air Force Station, Vice President

M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday urged the research community in

the country to develop "much more intelligent methods" to

combat such issues.

He also asked the Indian Institutes of Technology

(IITs) to focus on the areas of "eliminating terrorism."

Such low-flying drones could not be detected by the

militay radars and therefore there was a need for new

methods, he said in his address after visiting the site of

the first 3D Printed House in India at IIT Madras here.

Two drones had dropped explosive material on the IAF

station located at Jammu airport on Sunday injuring two

personnel. A cocktail of explosive material, including RDX,

is believed to have been used.

The case was handed over to the National Investigation

Agency (NIA) on Tuesday.

Terrorism was the enemy of mankind, the entire

humanity and terrorists "are making us restive and they are

affecting the growth of the country," Naidu said.

"The armed forces, of course, they have wide area of

air defence systems with advanced radars and missiles to

detect and thwart aerial intrusions by large drones, UAVS

(unmanned aerial vehicles), aircrafts and helicopters."

"But the small drones flying at low heights, with low

radar cross-section cannot be detected by such military

radars. This is what happened now in (Jammu and) Kashmir. So

we have to focus on that," he said.

The enemy wants to "cripple our nation, subvert our

system."

"So the research community must come forward and we

must really come out with much more intelligent methods to

combat these enemy''s efforts," Naidu said.

Naidu commended the efforts of the team behind the

project of the country''s first 3D Printed House- a joint

collaboration of IIT Madras and Tvasta Manufacturing

Solutions, a startup.

Observing that cutting edge technologies provide a

glimpse into the future, the V-P stressed the importance of

scaling them up so that they are accessible to the common

man.

"Technologies should not be limited to being only

proof of concept. It can greatly alleviate human suffering

and make a common man''s life comfortable. That is the

ultimate purpose of any research", he added. PTI SA

ROH ROH


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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