19 March, 2011

Blasts that Matter

submitted to Geopolitics

The Chattisgarh police is planning to arrange a conference focusing on the role of technology in counter-insurgency warfare. The Special Task Force (STF) dealing with anti-Maoist operations in the state has been entrusted to examine the modalities of this conference. Among other things, the STF and the state police seek knowledge in detecting landmines, which pose grave threat to the security forces not only in the state, but in almost all the Maoist dominated areas of India.

This article focuses, inter alia, on the several existing technologies of land-mine detection. Furthermore, it discusses some novel techniques of unraveling these dormant, yet deadly weapons. 

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