National seminar on CBRN concludes at CME
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The National seminar on chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) threat and response organised on December 4 and 5 concluded at the College of Military Engineering (CME) on Wednesday.
With sophisticated and networked terrorist organisations, rogue states and an ever-increasing exploitation of nuclear energy and radioactive material in all spheres, speakers said, the world was indeed drifting closer to the threshold of a CBRN disaster.
The importance of being prepared to arrest a Fukushima-like disaster cannot be over emphasised, especially for a developing economy like India.
While the Army has been steadily gearing up to operate in the backdrop of the contaminated environment during operations, threat to the civilian populace remains a challenge which needs to be obviated as far as possible and handled efficiently, if perpetrated.
Living up to its motto of 'Creating Expectations and Delivering Promises', the seminar provided an ideal platform to all stakeholders to come together to devise a strategy towards an integrated national response.
Organised over four different theme-based sessions over a period of two days, the seminar on the second and concluding day, laid out a threadbare analysis of the multi-dimensional CBRN threat and holistic self-assessment of response mechanism.
In the initial session on the second day, the seminar proceeded to chart a CBRN defence strategy amidst some interesting inputs and facts presented by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS).
However, the mainstay of the day was a Table Top Exercise, which was focused on assessing current preparedness levels of all stakeholders. The said workshop conducted over a period of three hours as an interactive session, witnessed active participation from representatives of all stakeholders, including Maharashtra government agencies.
A compendium on the seminar containing write- ups and articles on the subject was released in the day by Lt Gen Vijai Sharma, AVSM, Engineer-in-Chief, who also delivered the key note address on the second day.
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