Two-day ‘North Tech Symposium’ organized by Northern Command

Excelsior Correspondent

UDHAMPUR, Sept 8: A two day technology seminar and exhibition, ‘North Tech Symposium’, organized under the aegis of Headquarters Northern Command of Udhampur, witnessed enthusiastic participation from DRDO, DPSUs and Private Industry, Academia and officers and men of Northern Command.

The event was conceived to facilitate interaction between the defence industry, R&D establishments, military and users. The symposium provided a platform to the industry, equipment manufacturers/system integrators and DRDO to showcase their products; concurrently it also enabled the Army units with an insight into indigenously developed technologies, available to enhance their operational capabilities.

The Symposium was inaugurated by Lt Gen DS Hooda, Army Commander, Northern Command. The Army Commander lauded participation by the industry in showcasing novel and emerging technologies and equipment encompassing a diverse technology spectrum. He also released the Event Flyer and the Symposium CD to commemorate the event.

A seminar on ‘Spectrum of Opportunities through Tailor-made Technology Solutions to Facilitate Boots on Ground’, with an  objective to harness opportunities for domestic industry and enabling procurement of equipment for end use by the soldier was also organized. An exhibition on Tailor -made Solutions for Soldier Readiness was conducted during the day augmented relevance of the seminar.

An Exhibition on defence products and technologies with the theme of ‘Enhancing Combat Potential through Technology Based Solutions to meet Operational Challenges in Modern Warfare’ was also held.

Officer and men from the Army and Air Force witnessed elaborate display of military technologies and equipment by 90 participating entities from DRDO, DPSUs and private defence industry. It was an opportunity to seek technological solutions from the industry to meet challenges of low intensity conflict and modern day warfare while identifying prerequisites for achieving synergy between Army and industry through long term engagement.




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