DEFCOM 2019: Defence Min, Army General Rawat stress on need for ‘jointness’ in 3 services

New Delhi: The two-day DEFCOM India 2019 seminar commenced today at Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi. The theme for the seminar is, “Communications: A Decisive Catalyst for Jointness”. The seminar is devoted to the seminal theme of leveraging communications for achieving jointness between the three services, i.e. Army, Navy and Air Force.

In his inaugural address the Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik highlighted that the announcement of the position for Chief of Defence Staff by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been made keeping in view the much needed reform to streamline and further improve the coordination and integration between the three services.

Naik stressed that seamless communications between the three services were a prerequisite for achieving the vision of jointness.

Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, during his key note address, brought out the security challenges confronting the Nation and stressed on the need for jointness. He said that secure and interoperable joint communications were the need of the hour.

General Rawat also stressed on the need for the industry to meet the aspirations of the Armed Forces and offer solutions which meet the operational requirements.

DEFCOM 2019 on the first day witnessed active participation from the armed forces, industry, research and development organisations and the academia. It provided an excellent opportunity for the industry to understand the requirements of the Armed Forces.

The DEFCOM exhibition showcased cutting edge communication solutions from the industry and gave officers from the three services an opportunity to gain insights on technology and industry capabilities. The DEFCOM journal was also released during the seminar.

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