Bid to make Aero India 2011 secure, foolproof on

Given the high-profile participants and displays, security arrangements at the air show will include use of radio frequency badges, CCTV surveillance at all points, fencing, under-vehicle scanning, baggage scanners, etc.

Besides, the Ministry of Defence has directed the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to appoint an official fabricator in the pavillion and the interiors for designing and construction of customised stalls, and advised that the exhibitors take the services of the official stand contractor.

It said: “Details of personnel who construct/decorate stands/chalets other than the official stand contractors may be furnished in the format... given by the exhibitor concerned, along with a letter of authority nominating the contracting company for such service.”

Penalty

In case of exhibitors wishing to get their own fabricators, they will pay a penalty of Rs one lakh. And this, sources said, is to restrict the entry of unauthorised people into the site and keep the entire premises secure.

Further, a workshop on the Indian defence procurement procedures, which garnered good
interest at last year’s defence expo, and a workshop on defence offsets are said to be attracting participants.

“These are the two most important decisions related to the defence policy in the country. The whole world is watching it and is eager to learn more about it,” a source said.

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