We are organizing Counter IED India together with the Centre for Asia Studies a major think tank in India. The three day event will take place in Mumbai, India on the 3-5 October 2012 and will bring together Asia’s leading experts in C-IED, EOD, Land EW and Counter Terrorism for three days of high level conference, exhibition, workshops and demonstrations.
Here is a chance for those in business to learn from experts, share their perceptions and learn the related issues of the most important form of threat to Indian and Asian cities, infrastructure and people.
- Attend the largest and only dedicated C-IED event in Asia
- Gain insight into the tendering process in India during the pre-conference procurement session led by the Indian Ministry of Defence and Indian Ministry of Finance
- Network with 200 delegates from India, Asia and the rest of the world
- Visit the industry-leading exhibition where you will see the latest products, technologies and solutions for the C-IED community
- Obtain a global perspective during case studies from military, government, academic and commercial speakers from India, Asia, Europe, Middle East and the USA
- See the latest C-IED equipment used in live product demonstrations and speak to the operators
- Exchange your opinions with the people that matter during the pre-conference networking drinks reception and end of day two gala dinner open to all attendees.
India has been a victim of cross border terrorism and has witnessed repeated attempts by Violent Non State Actors to attack cities, infrastructure, mass transport systems and innocent people to drive fear and cause damage. The Research Department Explosive (RDX) which made its first appearance in the Mumbai terror attack in 1993 is not the only material used in the IEDs.
Earlier this year a series of three coordinated bomb explosions at different locations in Mumbai claimed 26 lives and injured another 130. The IEDs used in the 2011 attacks were not crude and showed a certain level of sophistication. The ability of the terrorists to improvise and use locally available ingredients for making IEDs has complicated matters for those charged with preventing such attacks: “Whoever perpetrated this attack has worked in a very, very clandestine manner.” Indian Union Home Minister P Chidambaram
Even the post attack investigations are reaching nowhere as there are fewer leads today due to the sophisticated manner in which such attacks are planned and carried out. In almost all the cases, the intelligence agencies and law enforcement agencies bear the brunt of public outrage and criticism for failure to prevent such repeated attacks. The intelligence agencies have been blamed for not providing "actionable proactive intelligence".
Terrorists on the other hand are constantly improving their intelligence, local knowledge, technical and surveillance ability which confers a great advantage vis-a-vis security/intelligence agencies. The challenges to deter, detect and destroy sleeper cells and IEDs while pursuing terrorists to protect lives and property are immense and needs to be critically analyzed.
To be Confirmed
Counter IED India is a comprehensive three-day event which will examine how IEDs are being used by terrorist groups in India, across Asia and the rest of the world and how these attacks can be prevented and the IED device can be defeated.
- Wednesday 3rd October - Pre-Conference procurement session led by the Indian Ministry of Defence and Indian Ministry of Finance
- Thursday 4th and Friday 5th October - Two day conference, industry exhibition and live demonstrations
The draft agenda is available as PDF under downloads
- Director General, Indian Central Reserve Police
- Brigadier Basant Kumar Ponwar, AVSM, VSM, INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE DIRECTOR CTJW COLLEGE, KANKER (C.G.)
- Lieutenant General J.P. Singh, (former) Deputy Chief of Staff, Indian Army, (former) Deputy Chief of Staff, Indian Army
- Lieutenant General RK Swamy, Commander Infantry Division, Indian Army
- Lieutenant General DS Sidhu, Director General - Directorate Mechanised Forces, Indian Army (pending final confirmation)
- Dr Yogenra Narain, Member, Executive Committee, Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments (ASGP) and former Secretary-General, Government of India
- Major General (Ret’d) Anukul Chandra, (Former) Additional Director General (Equipment Management), Army HQ, Indian Army
- B Raman, (Former) Additional Secretary (Ret’d), Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India, (Former) Head Counter-Terrorism Division, Indian External Intelligence Agency Research and Analysis Wing(RAW), Director, Institute of Topical Studies, Chennai Raman and Contributor, South Asia Analysis Group (SAAG)
- Sunil Kumar Kohli, Principal controller of Defence Accounts (CFO), Western Command (Army), Ministry of Defence, India
- Colonel Mohan Sharma, Director, Indian Bomb Data Centre
- Captain Yingyot Sa-nguanpuag, Chief of Intelligence Branch EOD, Anothai Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit, Royal Thai Army
- Superintendent Tony Shek Kin Chow, Superintendent of Police, Bomb Disposal Operator, EOD Bureau, Hong Kong Police Force
- Jim Blackburn, Assistant Capability Manager Engagement, European Defence Agency
- Anthony Thomas, CBRNe Programme Manager, Interpol
- Warrant Officer First Class (Ret'd) Frank Holmes, Chief Dog Trainer, Ministry of Defence, UK
- Colonel (Ret´d) Dante S Dinsay, Deputy Director, Intelligence and Operations Bureau, Office of Transportation Security, DOTC, Philippines
- Ivan Sorenson, DG Mobility and Transport, European Commission
- Dr S Narayan, President, Center for Asia Studies and Head of Research and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Institute of South Asian Studies (iSAS), Singapore
- Professor Aqab Malik, Department of Strategic and Nuclear Studies, National Defence University, Pakistan and Consultant, National Counter Terrorism Authority, Pakistan
- Professor Rohan Gunaratna, Head, International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR), Singapore
- Senior Representative, Sri Lankan Army
- Senior Representative, Iraq Army
- Commodore (Ret’d) Seshadri Vasan, Head, Strategy and Security Studies, Centre for Asia Studies, India
- Kevin Salim, Managing Director, Smart Technology, Indonesia