Col. Ram Athavale, phD
Col Athavale is an ‘81 Batch veteran officer and a specialist in Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Security and Incident Management. He holds PhD for his Doctoral research in CBRN Counter Terrorism. He has been a Key CBRN Advisor to the Govt of India and the EU CBRN Centers of Excellence initiative. Col Athavale is a prolific writer on CBRN subjects. Presently he functions as a CBRN Security Consultant and a Visiting/Adjunct Faculty at some Indian and overseas universities, academic institutions and military training establishments.
CBRN Security Services
As a CBRN Security and Incident Management specialist, Col. Athavale offers wholesome advice and consulting on the following :-
Design and conduct CBRN courses for academic institutions
Threat analysis and vulnerability assessment
Developing a CBRN Security Plan
Equipment procurement and manpower planning for CBRN Security
Project Implementation Planning
Mitigation Plan Development
Training philosophy and curriculum for responders
Conducting CBRN training workshops
CBRN Threats abound in today’s industrialised world. However, CBRN as a subject has been less examined and studied, especially in the civil defence, law enforcement and industrial domain. The urge to enable common citizens and administrators to understand the various nuances of CBRN threats, and basics of mitigation enabled me to bring out this book titled “Toxic Portents” on CBRN Incident Management in India.
Proud to be appointed as "Honorary Professor" at the Amity Institute of Defence Technology (AIDT)
SECURING MY CITY: CBRN Security for a Municipal Region
Over the years, towns have grown larger into cities and metropolitan areas. They comprise residential areas, industries, corporate offices, large and small businesses and associated governance and administrative systems. The combination of these creates many toxic scenarios and polluted environments. Especially industries using a variety of chemicals...
The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the world. Millions have perished and many more have suffered its effects. Global economies have faced huge setbacks and many businesses have collapsed. The pandemic has also raised the bogey of bioterrorism. Can such a pathogen be used for terror? Are we protecting our bioresearch facilities and pathology labs adequately?
A storm has shaken the nation
When will it end? That is the question everyone is asking about Covid-19. Having emerged in "Patient 0" of Wuhan around November 2019, it took just 12 weeks for the deadly virus to bring the world to a halt. In India, initial shortages of PPE, masks and ventilators were at first overcome by rapid home production and imports...