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National Centre of Excellence in Technology for Internal Security (NCETIS) was launched by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay to provide a research and development forum for technologies concerning India's security forces. This project is funded by the government and will focus on handling modern warfare techniques, enhancing intelligence services and improving internal security in the face of rising terror threats.
NCETIS is initially working on detectors for land mines, cyber security, image processing, biometric security among others. IIT Bombay professors are currently working on certain projects that can help security agencies in surveillance.
NCETIS has been in the planning stage for three years and it would take forward the 'Digital India' campaign, floated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to IIT Bombay professor Soumyo Mukherjee, “Work on unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance and live reportage without a person required to control it had reached its final stages.
According to IIT Bombay Director Devang Khakhar, regular discussions will be held to tackle technology requirements. This will be the third centre to focus on digital India.