GIS blueprint to combat Maoist

GIS blueprint to combat Maoist

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Kolkata, India: Indian govt officials want to use an integrated GIS synchronised with GPS in the battle against Maoist. It would be discussed during the Kolkata visit (on February 9) of P Chidambaram, Union home minister, Govt of India. He will be in the city to take stock of the anti-Maoist measures adopted in the four neighbouring states of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa.

DGP Bhupinder Singh said, “It is difficult to combat the Maoists in the dense forests. So, we will use the GIS to track them down. We will also use wireless cameras to locate them.”

The home ministry has already floated a tender to buy special robots fitted with cameras, which would be able to crawl to reach remote areas. If needed, these insectoid robots can be used against the Maoists as well.

Source: Times of India