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Kapil Sibal wants a wrist communicator for Rs. 1000

Submitted by Karthik on 12 February, 2013 - 11:26

Amidst the usual faff over Aakash 2 (and its perennially imminent release) is the following nugget by the Telecom and IT minister, Kapil Sibal:

"Recently, we had this very, very unfortunate event in Delhi and I called Rajat and said I want a technological solution of the safety of girls and women in our country."

"I want a wrist watch, which will video graph, which will set up an alarm, which will call up dedicated lines. Let's have a GPS system and let's produce this for less than Rs 1,000 for the citizens of our country for their safety," Sibal said.

He does not elaborate on how this provides better security than a mobile phone or how this would have helped the rape victim.