DEFCOM INDIA 2008 to discuss technology, anti-technology challenges before defence forces

March 25th, 2008 - 5:19 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Mar.25 (ANI): The industry, academia and the armed forces must converge in order to meet the technology challenges facing the armed forces, especially in the information technology sector, and the upcoming DEFCOM INDIA 2008 seminar and exposition being organized by the Corps of Signals and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), will go a long way in achieving this, claimed Lt. Gen. S P Sree Kumar, Signal Officer-in-Chief, Integrated Headquarters of the Ministry of Defence (Army), in New Delhi today.
Releasing a brochure on DEFCOM INDIA 2008 at an interactive session here, he said the international seminar and expo on May 27 and 28 this year would focus on technology and anti-technology challenges before the defence forces.
This international seminar and exposition is the seventh in a series of annual Defence Communication Seminars DEFCOM that aim to provide a platform for continued synergy between the Armed Forces and the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Industry.
“DEFCOM is an excellent step in the right direction. This convergence to discuss requirements and capabilities in a focused forum gives a platform for professionals from the industry, both public and private sectors, academia, governance and the users, the armed forces, to come together,” Lt. Gen. Sree Kumar said.
Keeping in mind how the armed forces are going ahead, their technology induction is moving ahead at a fast pace. The armed forces are looking forward to discussing technology induction and development to keep pace with the ICT revolution in military affairs, he added.
Defence communication industry is growing by leaps and bounds and the upcoming expo will showcase information technology and solutions for the Defence Forces, said Ashok Kanodia, chairman, CII Defence Committee on IT and Communication and Managing Director, Precision Electronics Ltd.
DEFCOM is a forum in which the Armed Forces highlight their peculiar ICT requirement so that the industry can align their policies and products to be able to provide best possible solutions for the Armed Forces. (ANI)

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