Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Indian Army Eyes Networked Communication

Aerospace Daily

Dec 7, 2010

NEW DELHI — Following initial delays, the Indian army’s Corps of Signals will soon have a Tactical Battlefield Communication System (TCS), Minister of State for Defense M.M. Pallam Raju said at a seminar in New Delhi Dec. 2.

The deployable wide-area network provides a secure communications infrastructure and network-enabled operating environment to cover communication needs on the battlefield. As India looks to shifting from Platform-Centric to Network-Centric Warfare, “a strong, robust and secure information grid is a prerequisite for this,” says Chief of Army Staff Gen. V.K. Singh.

The Indian army’s network-centricity efforts are being operationalized. “Once equipped, I see our armed forces increasingly harnessing the power of data and voice networks . . . that use information as a weapon to strike with pinpoint precision,” he says.

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