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Chem-Bio Surveillance System Under Development in India

A surveillance technology being developed in India is intended to provide advance alert of a biological or chemical strike, the New Indian Express reported on Thursday (see GSN, May 30).

The project at India's Defense Bioengineering and Electromedical Laboratory would incorporate nano-size systems and is intended to aid in biological and chemical defense, according to V.K. Saraswat, who heads the country's Defense Research and Development Organization.

The mechanism would report the presence of hazardous substances to a command center, enabling responses to potential strikes involving disease agents, toxins or chemical armaments, added V. Padaki, who heads the participating DRDO laboratory (New Indian Express, June 21).

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