India has become the second country in the world to require people to have a security camera on their car.
The move has come in response to an ongoing anti-terrorism campaign in the country and the rising number of deaths and injuries in the wake of the anti-terror crackdown.
A new law will be introduced this year to mandate that all people who enter India will have a camera with them at all times.
It is not yet clear what the purpose of the camera will be, but the Indian government has already set up a mobile app that allows residents to upload videos to their mobile phones and receive notifications when they have one installed.
It was not clear when the app would be available for the public to download.
In an interview with NDTV, Google Nest Security chief executive officer Chris Knight said the new requirement is aimed at reducing the risk of terrorist attacks in the state.
“If a terrorist can get into your car and take you hostage, you don’t want to be in a position where that person can get ahold of you,” Knight said.
“You need to have one, otherwise it becomes very difficult to do what they want to do, so you need to get the security cameras.”
The requirement is part of a series of steps that will be undertaken in India to counter the rising tide of anti-state sentiment in the nation.
Earlier this month, the Indian authorities arrested a group of terrorists linked to the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), including four of its top commanders, who were thought to be planning a terror attack on a government building in New Delhi.
The government says they had targeted the headquarters of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the country’s biggest civilian space agency.
India has also said it is planning to launch a new round of anti and counter-terrorism operations in the months ahead, including a crackdown on militant groups, including Lashkar-e Jhangvi, the group that carried out the attack in Mumbai on December 26, 2008.