CBRN seminar concludes in India

A national seminar at India's College of Military Engineering concluded on Thursday after the speakers and participants discussed chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats and responses.

The seminar, titled "Creating Expectations and Delivering Promises," was organized into four theme-based sessions on the first two days. The third day focused on a multi-dimensional CBRN threat and a self-assessment of the response mechanism, Indian Express reports.

The second day of the seminar on Wednesday included a tabletop exercise to assess the current preparedness levels of stakeholders. The three-hour workshop utilized active participation from representatives such as government agencies. Wednesday also featured the charting of a CBRN defense strategy presented by the Center for Air Power Studies and the Defense Research and Development Organization.

Speakers at the conference discussed the need to prepare for a Fukushima-like disaster in a developing country like India. The Army is gearing up to operate in a contaminated environment, but the speakers said that the threat to the civilian population remains a challenge that must be planned for effectively.

The CME received praise from the participants at the end of the three-day program.

The College of Military Engineering is an Indian center for CBRN training that has trained the military branches of the country for the last 30 years, Indian Express reports.