India developing capabilities to protect space-based assets

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    Making it clear that it was against the use of space for warfare, India Wednesday said it is developing capabilities to protect its space-based assets such as satellites.

    “We don’t believe in use of space for warfare. Our philosophy is to use it only as resource… We have to make sure that our assets are protected and access is not denied. DRDO has a programme to protect our assets in space,” DRDO Chief VK Saraswat told reporters here.

    Noting that India needs to take care of this area in the light of the fact that other countries are gearing up their space based offensive programs, Saraswat said, “DRDO has a programme to protect our space based assets and to ensure continuity of access there.”

    On new threats emerging in the area of cyber space, he said two DRDO labs are working in this areas to develop suitable technology.

    “There are new threats emerging in the field of cyber warfare. Two DRDO labs are working specially in this area. We are trying to see various ways to make our team competent in this regard so that we can monitor the flow of cyber traffic and look at the ways to encrypt and disrupt them,” he said.

    DRDO took up the project following a number of recent cyber attack on government website from groups of hackers based outside India.

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    Integrated Space Cell set up for acquiring space capabilities

    Integrated Space Cell set up for acquiring space capabilities


    NEW DELHI (PTI): Steps have been taken for providing a dedicated satellite facility to the armed forces and an Integrated Space Cell has been set up for acquiring space capabilities, Defence Minister A K Antony said Wednesday.

    In written reply to a question, Antony told Rajya Sabha that "Satellite requirement of the armed forces are being met from the existing facilities. Steps have also been taken for provision of dedicated satellite facilities for the armed forces."

    On development of space-based capabilities, he said, "An Integrated Space Cell (ISC) under Headquarter Integrated Defence Staff (HQ IDS) has been constituted in August 2009 and it is coordinating for acquiring requisite space facilities."

    Antony said government has mechanism in place to effectively exploit space resources for the defence and security of the country.

    Replying to a question on shortage of equipment in armed forces, he said, "Modernisation of armed forces is a continuous process based on threat perception, operational challenges, technological changes and available resources."

    The process is based on a 15 year Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan (LTIPP), five year Service Capital Acquisition Plan (SCAP) and Annual Acquisition Plan (AAP), he said, adding the 12th Five Year Plan has been finalised in respect of Air Force and is under finalisation for Navy.

    He said arms and equipment are available in adequate quantity in the armed forces and the shortages are adequately addressed through indigenous production and import.

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    All three armed forces need dedicated Military satellite. IAF (GSAT-7A) and IN (GSAT-7) will be launched within 2-3 years. Once, It will be launched in next few years, Then it would be easy to track troops & logistic/missiles movements, sending data to Missiles, integrate AWACS with Fighter jets and ground system, Survillenace on Sea, Mountains and border area. It would be huge advantage for us.
    Hope ISRO will able to successful in GSLV this time. :namaste:
     
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    well specialization and defining work should be done but in the end having so many commands and inter-disciplinary commands! in the end it shouldnt be like- a command s finding it difficult to communicating a joint command and instead of inter-command communication, intra-command communication causes delay in mobilization
     
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    Does DFI provide any links to employment in India's defense establishment?
     

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