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Smart Border Management 2017

Sep 18 - 19, 2017,FICCI, New Delhi




India's geostrategic location, its relatively sound economic position vis-ŕ-vis its neighbours and its liberal democratic credentials have induced Government to undertake proper management of Indian borders, which is vital to the national security. In Central and South Asia, Smart Border Management has a critical role to play. When combined with liberal trade regimes and business-friendly environments, efficient customs and border controls can significantly improve prospects for trade and economic growth.

India shares 15,106.7 kms of its boundary with seven nations-Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. These land borders run through different terrains, and managing a diverse land border is a complex task but very significant from the view of national security. In addition, India has a coastal boundary of 7,516.6 kms, which includes 5,422.6 kms of coastline in the mainland and 2,094 kms of coastline bordering the islands. The coastline touches 9 states and 2 union territories. Indian Navy and Coast Guard are vested with the responsibility of coastal borders, where the State Marine Police is acting as the second line of defence.

The 2nd edition of India Foundation and FICCI conference on ‘Smart Border Management’ aims to address the emerging challenges faced by India post Uri attack in smart border management, by bringing national and international stakeholders together to discuss how India can create smart borders that, on the one hand, allow enhanced trans-border movement of peoples, goods and ideas, and on the other, minimise potential for cross-border security challenges.

The two day conference will be organised on September 18-19, 2017 at FICCI, New Delhi and proposes to bring together experts from Government, Central Armed Police Forces, Indian Defence Forces, State Police, Industry, Think tanks and International Stakeholders to discuss and debate issues for smart and effective border management in India.

Key Focus Areas
  • Coastal & Maritime Security
  • Security of Island Territories
  • Technologies for Perimeter Security
  • Role of UAVs, Drones and other emerging technologies in Border Security
  • Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System
  • Legal Framework for Effective Border Management
  • Issues of Border Communities
Whom Do You Expect to Meet
  • Ministry of Home Affairs: AR, BSF, ITBP, SSB
  • Ministry of Defence: Indian Army, Indian Navy,
  • Indian Cost Guard
  • Ministry of External Affairs
  • Ministry of Telecommunications
  • Ministry of Shipping
  • Ministry of Road, Transport & Highways
  • Ministry of Telecommunications
  • State Police Forces
  • Lands Ports Authority of India
  • Central Board of Excise & Customs
  • Global & Domestic Industry Players
  • Border Communities
  • Think Tanks
  • Multilateral Organizations
  • Other Stakeholders
Organising Committee

India Foundation
  • Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha PVSM, AVSM, NM & Bar (Retd.)
  • Maj Gen Dhruv C. Katoch, Director, India Foundation
  • Mr. Ram Madhav, National General Secretary, BJP
  • Mr. Shakti Sinha, Director, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library and Former Chief Secretary, A & N Islands
  • Capt. (IN) Alok Bansal, Director, India Foundation
  • Mr. Pankaj Patel, President, FICCI
  • Mr. Harshvardhan Neotia, Immediate Past President, FICCI
  • Mr. G.K. Pillai, Chair, FICCI Committee on Homeland Security
  • Ms. Ambika Sharma, Director General - International, FICCI
  • ·Mr. Sumeet Gupta, Senior Director, FICCI

Programme Registration


Summary & Recommendations of 1st Edition of Smart Border Management Conference 2016




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