On 5th June 2021, School of Police Science & Security Studies of NFSU organised a joint webinar with the Global Counter Terrorism Council (GCTC) on ‘COUNTER TERRORISM: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE’. Dr. Yogendra Narain, Patron of GCTC and Chancellor of HNB Garhwal University, Uttarakhand delivered the opening address touching upon wide ranging issues related to terrorism. The session was chaired by Dr. Waiel Awad, a well-experienced Writer and Political Analyst from Syria.
The speakers included experts on counter terrorism from the USA, Russia, Israel, and senior Army and Navy officers from India. Air Commodore Kedar Thaakar, Dean of the school, who was also one of the speakers, gave an overview on the current nature of terrorism, role being played by the United Nations on counter terrorism, and specifically touched upon three issues – the role of Intelligence, Terror Funding, and Drones.
The closing address was delivered by Dr. J.M. Vyas, Hon. Vice-Chancellor of NFSU. In his address, Hon. VC highlighted the global menace of terrorism and the need to use technology to counter terrorism.
Hon. VC explained how various forensic technologies and techniques are being successfully employed in the investigation of terror cases involving Explosives, Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances, Fire Arms, Counterfeit Currency Notes, and Fraud Financial Transactions, thereby making a major contribution to countering terrorism. In particular, he elaborated on the extensive use of the Narco-analysis test, important areas of Cyber Security & Digital Forensics, and the emerging field of Drone Forensics.
Dr. Vyas brought out that in 2013, this university was the first one to introduce a P.G. course in Homeland Security & Anti Terrorism, which continues to produce experts in this field every year. In the end, Shri Aditya Tikoo, Founder Convener of GCTC, thanked NFSU and all the speakers as well as the participants and expressed hope that an MoU will be signed with NFSU for further collaboration.