The 18th World Security Congress commenced in Jaipur, India, on February 21st, bringing together experts and leaders from around the world to discuss the most pressing security challenges facing the international community.
The three-day event, organized by the International Association of Security and Intelligence Studies (IASIS), will feature a diverse range of speakers, including politicians, diplomats, military leaders, academics, and industry experts. The congress is being held in Jaipur, the capital of the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, which has a rich history and culture.
The theme of this year’s congress is “Securing a Safer Future: Challenges and Opportunities,” and the discussions will focus on various issues related to security, such as cybersecurity, counterterrorism, climate security, and the role of technology in enhancing security.
The event was inaugurated by the Governor of Rajasthan, Kalraj Mishra, who highlighted the importance of global cooperation in addressing security challenges. In his address, Mishra emphasized the need to adopt a multi-dimensional approach to security that takes into account not only traditional security threats but also non-traditional challenges such as climate change and pandemics.
Other prominent speakers at the congress include India’s Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Michael Hayden, and former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency (NSA), Chris Inglis.
The congress provides a platform for experts to share their knowledge and experiences, exchange ideas, and develop strategies to tackle security challenges facing the world. It also provides an opportunity for networking and building collaborations.
The 18th World Security Congress is being held at a time when the world is facing multiple security challenges, including terrorism, cyber threats, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The congress will address these challenges and explore new ways to mitigate their impact.
The event has attracted delegates and participants from across the globe, including representatives from various governments, security agencies, private security firms, think tanks, and academic institutions. The congress will provide an opportunity for them to learn from each other’s experiences and develop innovative solutions to security challenges.
The congress will also provide a platform for showcasing the latest technological innovations in the field of security. The exhibition at the congress will showcase products and solutions from leading security firms and tech companies.