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Indian Army Essay

1567 words - 7 pages

Corps of Army Air Defence

Integrated HQ of MoD (Army)

2nd International Seminar on

Army Air Defence in the st 21 Century
20 February 2013 Kothari Auditorium, DRDO Bhavan, New Delhi

2nd International Seminar on

Army Air Defence in the 21st Century
he Corps of Army Air Defence is one of the youngest arms of the Indian Army, which has proved its mettle in the wars fought by the Country. The Corps plays a vital role in the destruction / degradation of the enemy air thereby ensuring defence of vital assets and thus contributes to successful national war waging efforts. The lethality and the severity of the air threat today has increased manifold. This threat perspective has moved beyond its ...view middle of the document...

The modern Indian Air Defence is envisaged to be equipped with a balanced mix of indigenous as well as foreign origin systems. Towards this end the 'Second International Seminar on Arrny Air Defence' is being organized by the Indian Army alongwith the Confederation of Indian Industry on 20 February 2013 at DRDO Bhawan, Dalhousie Road, New Delhi, India

1. The aim of the Seminar is to understand the emerging concepts in air and msl defence in the backdrop of emerging aerospace threat and emerging technologies which would enable the preparation of a pragmatic road map for the modernization of Army Air Defence.

2. The scope of the Seminar will be as under: (a) To assess and comprehend the multifaceted dynamics of the aerospace threat. (b) To showcase the requirements of the Army Air Defence to the industry. (c) To obtain inputs on the emerging concepts and technologies available in the field of GBADWS. (d) To elicit inputs in the field of automated C&R. (e) Exhibition by the industry.


December 28, 2012

Wars in recent history have amply shown that successful application of air power can make a decisive impact in the outcome of the conflict. Rapid advances in the field of avionics, emerging cutting-edge technologies, battlefield situational awareness, precision deep strikes and 'Beyond Visual Range' capabilities make the air threat extremely potent. Thus, there is a need to maintain a suitable counter capability to negate this threat. I am pleased to see that an important initiative is being taken to bring together experts from within the country and abroad of the Services, DRDO, Defence Production Agencies and the Academia to discuss the multi-dimensional imperatives of Air Defence. I am sure that the proceedings of the Seminar will highlight the significance and relevance of a viable partnership between the Army and Industry in furthering the interests of Ground Based Air Defence. I wish the Corps of Army Air Defence and Cll all the best for a successful conduct of the Second International Seminal on Army Air Defence.

It is a pleasure to learn that the Corps of Army Air Defence and Confederation of Indian Industry are jointly organising the 'Second International Seminar on Army Air Defence'. Defence of any nation cannot be conceived of, without effectively securing its air frontiers. This can be achieved through well-equipped and technologically-enabled Air Defence. With the rapid advancements in avionics and the severity and lethal weapon systems, the might of air power will only increase in the years to come. This calls for a continuous process of technology upgradation and transformation of the existing ground-based air defence to secure and protect key assets and installations of the nation and our Armed Forces. I am sure that the Seminar will provide an ideal platform to the participants to visualise the way forward, keeping in mind the backdrop of the...

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