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Bharat Electronics to secure parliament with hi-tech gadgets

Bangalore: State-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) will soon make India's parliament house a highly protected place with its hi-tech electronic gadgets, a top official said today. "Parliament will have an extra security cover in the next six-eight months with access control system to monitor movement of members, officials and visitors," BEL chairman and managing director Ashwani Kumar Datt told reporters here. The Bangalore-based BEL got the Rs.30-crore order from the central government to install an access control security system in the parliament building that will check unlawful entry or movement of people. "Similar high security will be provided at the cabinet secretariat, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) office and other sensitive and vital installations in Delhi," Datt said on the margins of an "International Radar Symposium India" (IRSI-2009) being held since Tuesday. The heightened security will have closed circuit television (CCTV), baggage checking devices and other intelligent gadgets for ensuring an eagle's eye in the national capital. As the leading manufacturer of various radars for civil and defence services, BEL has secured an order from the Indian Air Force for 30 radars and from the Indian Space Research Organisation for six all-weather forecasting and monitoring Doppler radars. The seventh edition of the radar symposium has chosen "Demystifying Radar Technology" as its focal theme to attract greater participation of the Indian private industry in the development and manufacturing of various types of radars for civil, commercial and military applications. About 500 delegates from India and overseas are participating in the four-day biennial event, which includes tutorials for young engineers and serving technocrats in microwave electronics, radar technology and associated areas. The IRSI is being jointly organised by BEL with a host of state-run institutes and private firms in the radar-related domain. (IANS)