Symposium on Anti Terrorism Security held in City
needed to fight terrorism':John Guandolo, Ex Team Leader FBI
Mr. V.Satyanarana, MD of Micro Sec. ATS seen addressing the
media at the Symposium
on Anti Terrorism held in city
Hyderabad|India|August'2009:The threat of
terrorism is real. But, the terrorist is elusive. Even after 9/11, the U S
has not been able to put its finger on the real enemy. Similarly India is
surrounded by people whoa re planning to harm you. You have violent
jihadis, Maoist insurgents, threats from borders and economic warfare. an
American public security expert John Guandolo said on Thursday while
addressing at a Symposium on Anti Terrorism Security organsied by
Hyderabad based Micro Sec.ATS, the only one Anti Terrorism Security(ATS)
providing company in India .
Speaking further at the symposium on anti-terrorism security he wondered
who could be the real enemy of peace. "Is it Osama Bin Laden or is it Al-Qaeda?
Or, for India,it is Hafez Mohammed Sayeed? How does this enemy operate,"
he shot questions and focused his presentation on 'Muslim Brotherhood'
that was established in Egypt by Hasan Al-Banna in 1928.
The symposium was jontly organised by Micro Sec.ATS in cooperation with
PEC Limited, a Government of India undertaking.
Another American security expert Morgan Wright said that to fight
terrorism the governments should have a blend of strategic planning and
latest technology. He spoke on The Network as the platform for 21st
century Public Safety. Information and Intelligence is the key in Anti
Terrorism operations. And he suggested that there are three stages of
knowledge important, which includes You know what you know, you know what
you dont know and you don't know what you don't know. The third one could
be your 26/11 he said. He further elaborated how Terrorists Planning Cycle
is. And concluded that if you want to solve anti terrorism as a problem,
you need to understand the enemy.
He recommended a quick decision-making system in security. Unfortunately
governments waste time in unnecessary red-tape activities. Mr. Morgan
Wright, who leads Cisco's global public safety and Homeland Security
Solutions program, has over 27 years experience in law enforcement,
justice and intelligence in both the public and private sectors.
Some of the world’s top anti-terrorism experts such as Mr. Bart Fisher
esq., Vice President of the US--India Trade Council; Mr. John Little,
President, iRobot, USA; Mr.Ravi Tangirala, expert on integrating detection
systems and rapid mobile inspection systems working in conjunction with
local and state law enforcement and the Department of Homeland
security(DHS) participated and discussed terror threats and solutions in
Earlier speaking immediately after inaugurating the meet Mr. Kiran Kumar
Reddy, Speaker of A.P Legislative Assembly said Terrorism was unknown to
developed countries untill 9/11. First time developed nations felt the
intensity of the problem. In the since 9/11 was an eye opener. This
incident showed advanced nations that their advanced and modernised
equipment lacked in anticipating such trouble and in other words it woke
them up to the fact that how backward the country was.
Further he stated that Speaker he wants to sit to hear views of experts as
they would be of help to him when he attend a conference of Speakers
belonging to Commonwealth countries at Tanzania on security linked to
terrorism. Finance Minister K. Rosaiah and Major Irrigation Minister
Ponnala Laxmaiah also spoke. The latter said the government was planning
security to irrigation dams as it perceived threat to them from
terrorists. And suggested that they can come forward to advise the state
on the same.
Mr. V. Satyanarayana, Managing Director of Micro Sec.ATS welcomed the
gathering and explained the objective of the meet was to sensitise the
security agencies about the possible terrorists threats and solutions to
Global Terrorism is a reality and has become a big impediment in the
progress of the nation. The international community feels constantly
threatened over growing menace of terrorism, extremism and militancy.
India has suffered for the past two decades from terrorism and countless
innocent lives have been lost. But, still the counter terrorism mechanism
is not very effective in this country, he said.
The symposium was to be inaugurated by chief minister Y S Rajasekhara
Reddy, who did not turn up. Even the home minister Ms. Sabita Indira Reddy
didn't show up even after the meet was delayed by one hour for her.
The Symposium was participated by several top cops, intelligence experts
Reachout's News Bureau
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