Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Former IAF Chief, ACM B S Dhanoa Emphasises The Need For Indigenous Technology In India’s Evolving Warfare Scenario

By Staff Correspondent

Former Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa (r) highlighted the need for an indigenous technology base for India’s defence needs, citing the evolving warfare scenario at the National Technology Day celebrations at the Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL) Range Ramgarh in Panchkula on Friday.

As a chief guest at the event, ACM Dhanoa emphasised the necessity of a technology base that is created and owned by India, highlighting the importance of networking assets and resources with precise targeting and minimum collateral damage in the evolving conflict scenario.

TBRL, a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), falls under the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and is responsible for research in the field of ballistics. The TBRL Director, Prof Parteek Kishore, also spoke at the event, bringing attention to the need for the synergetic development of next-generation technologies in collaboration with academia and industry.

The TBRL technology development roadmap will play a crucial role in enhancing the test and evaluation capabilities to support indigenous development of complex technologies. Kishore also discussed the significance of the test facilities at TBRL, which are required for the development of advanced defence systems.

India has been increasingly focusing on developing indigenous defence technologies, and the government has launched several initiatives such as the ‘Make in India’ campaign to promote domestic manufacturing. With the growing importance of technology in modern warfare, it has become imperative for India to enhance its capabilities in this area to meet its security needs.

The event was attended by several experts in the field of defence technology, who discussed various aspects of indigenous technology development and its importance for India’s defence. The discussions also focused on the need for collaboration between industry, academia and the government to create a robust technology ecosystem that can support the country’s defence needs.

Overall, the event underscored the need for India to focus on developing a strong and independent technology base for its defence needs, and the role that institutions such as TBRL can play in achieving this objective.

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