Milipol India offers unique platform for security solutions
Milipol India 2023 debuted in India at a time the country is witnessing a significant shift in its security environment. The nation’s ability to maintain peace and security within its borders while also defending itself from any kind of turbulence, both internal and external, was never this strong. The $19 billion budget allocated to the Ministry of Home Affairs for 2021-22 indicates India’s seriousness with regard to its security concerns and the scope for huge business opportunities that this presents. India hosted the leading International Event for Internal Security for Indo-Pacific in New Delhi from 26-28 October, 2023.
Milipol provides the perfect forum for participants to display their brands and innovations to boost their business image. Milipol India saw participants and visitors – government decision-makers, operational end-users and leaders – from around the world meeting, interacting and exchanging unique and novel security solutions with each other. With countries like Canada, the U.S., France, the UAE, Belgium, Brazil, Vietnam, and the Czech Republic participating, the event offered a unique platform where one could engage in meaningful interactions and discussions with decision-makers.
The three-day event saw participation by over 150 national and international exhibitors, who displayed around 3,000 weapons and technology. Among the weapons showcased were combat pistols, sub-machine guns, mission-proven rifles and precision sniper rifles. Indian firms like TVS, Icomm-Caracal, Security Defence System and Kapri Corp showcased unmanned surface vehicles for hydrographic survey and surveillance applications, all-terrain tactical haulers, a battery-operated robot that can lift suspected objects from a distance and dispose them off at a safe location, and an explosive detector dog that can detect nitrogen used in explosives in the air and send signals, as reported in the media.
Since the event was dedicated to internal security, combat pistols and assault rifles attracted interest from defence and police personnel. Adani Defence and Aerospace also participated in the international event, and showcased products ranging from small arms to surveillance and counter-drone systems. Aligning with India’s vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, the company aims to develop a domestic defence ecosystem with an export-orientation mindset, with the best-in-class processes and quality management systems.
Milipol India also organised conferences on the sidelines of the main event. Speakers from around the world presented their views on topics like international security cooperation, focus on the use of drones in homeland security, women’s safety and security, cybercrime, security management in large cities and megacities, disaster management and the like.