Theme of Congress is “Railway Security Strategy: Responses and Vision for Future”
New Delhi: Union internationale des chemins de fer (UIC) or International Union of Railways (UIC) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) are coming together to organize 18th World Security Congress in Jaipur this year from 21th to 23rd February. Union internationale des chemins de fer (UIC) or International Union of Railways (UIC) represents the railway sector and promotes rail transport worldwide. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) is a prime security and Law Enforcement Agency in the field of Railway Security in India.
Being the prime railway security agency of India, it is only natural that RPF leads nation’s efforts in the field of railway security both at national and international levels. Having assumed the chair of UIC Security platform, DG RPF has taken up measures to enhance the involvement of member organizations operating in Asia, Africa and several other developing countries with similar demographic pattern so that their voice could be heard and concerns addressed by the multilateral platform provided by the UIC. It is in this backdrop and with India taking over the mantle of the presidency of the G-20 group of nations; India will be proudly hosting the 18th World Security Congress for the International Union of Railways in the Pink City Jaipur.
RPF will be the host for engaging with the delegates (Security representatives) of the Member Organizations of UIC. In the year of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, there is a need to showcase India, its rich cultural heritage, soft power and its progress at appropriate international platforms. The UIC World Security Congress will be one such opportunity.
The 18th edition of the Congress, centred around the theme of “Railway Security Strategy : Responses and Vision for Future”, will be attended by the Heads of Security of Railway Organizations from across the world, apart from the concerned officials of UIC, partner international organizations, Indian Railways, RPF and senior police officials of India. It will be an event befitting with the occasion of India taking on the leadership of hosting Railway security delegates from around the world. RPF is geared up to host impactful deliberations on issues of concern and challenges for Railway security across the world and has devised the sessions in a way to focus on second order problem solving matrix so as to come up with practical and immediately implementable solutions that will result into a transformative metamorphosis of railway security across the globe. The Congress will start with inaugural session on 21st February 2023 and conclude with a valedictory session on 23rd February 2023. Rest of the Congress is divided into 4 sessions with underlying sub-themes of “Protecting Critical Assets & Freight”, “Human Security Approach”, “Best Railway Security Tools & Practices across the World” and “Vision 2030”.
Previously, in 2006 and 2015, RPF India had successfully organized and hosted the International UIC World Security Congress in New Delhi. It is a matter of great pride the Director General of RPF, Shri Sanjay Chander IPS, has taken over as the Chairman of the International UIC Security Platform from July 2022 to July 2024.