New Delhi: Army plans to induct new-age
gadgets such as micro audio bugs and video devices to keep a
watch on terrorist hideouts and their meeting places and
activities, apparently taking a leaf out of James Bond flicks.
"Possible nano-technology applications are micro-audio
bugs and video recording devices with high capacity data
storage to plant at likely meeting places of terrorists, over
ground agents and sympathisers," army said on the possible
uses of Nano-technology products in the `Technology
Perspective and Capability Roadmap` for the Defence Ministry.
Nanotechnology is an expected future manufacturing
technology that will make most products lighter, stronger,
cleaner, less expensive and smaller in size.
"We are planning to use these micro devices, which
would be too small to be detected, for keeping a watch on
movement and activities of terrorists", Army officials said
"Nano-size air and ground sensors can also be placed
in specific areas and activate them when we want to monitor
the activities there," they said.
The Army also envisages use of micro-sized energy
devices which can power unattended sensors and devices in
remote areas or places which require extremely light weight
power sources like light-weight man portable radars, missiles,
UAVs and other systems.