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DEFCOM INDIA 2019 seminar begins in New Delhi

The first day of DEFCOM 2019 witnessed participation from the armed forces, industry, R&D organisations and the academia, a statement said
New Delhi: The two-day defence communication seminar 'DEFCOM INDIA 2019' commenced in New Delhi on Tuesday. 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, a press release from the Ministry of Defence said.

Seamless communications

In his inaugural address, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Yesso Naik said that the creation of the post of 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. He stressed that seamless communications between the three services were a pre-requisite for achieving the vision of jointness.

Joint communications

During his keynote address, the Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat 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 is a landmark symposium for collaboration between Indian armed forces, academia and industry, research and development organisations and the industry on aspects pertaining to information and communications technology (ICT). The first day of 'DEFCOM 2019' witnessed active participation from the armed forces, industry, research and development organisations and the academia, a press release said. "The seminar 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 prestigious DEFCOM journal was also released during the seminar," it added.