The communication mechanism breakdown

July 18 2011

The complaint by Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan seems to be a valid one that even he got the news of bomb blasts in Mumbai late. That’s because the signal from the affected towers were jammed with immediate effect. It is worth noting that before the mobile revolution, the police officials would get all information through communication and command ISPW, that is, Interstate Police Wireless. The top brass of police and intelligence agencies were connected to the network, too. But with the communication revolution and the usage of mobile phones, the agencies are relying too much on them. This is despite knowing that terrorist outfits that the capacity of hacking and listening to these conversations. It is time that our police and intelligence agencies rely more on their own communication network for information.

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