Spectrum vital for national security, says Army Chief
The chief of the Army staff says ensuring sufficient availability of radio frequencies or spectrum for setting up an optimal battlefield management system is essential for the Indian security forces.india Updated: Apr 14, 2009 23:04 IST
Ensuring sufficient availability of radio frequencies or spectrum for setting up an optimal battlefield management system is essential for the Indian security forces which are today upgrading their legacy communication systems, according to Gen Deepak Kapoor, Chief of the Army Staff.
Addressing the 2nd international seminar on “Paradigm Shift in Communication to Support Battlefield Management System” here on Tuesday, Kapoor said the government would have to suitably prioritise spectrum availability with national security needs. “More importantly, we have to ensure suitable networking between the communications systems of various security agencies that will ensure availability of real-time data in real-time situations,” he said.
Kapoor felt that technology would form the backbone of all future wars, "which would of a shorter duration but probably more lethal”.
“It is therefore important that we empower the last man at the post,” he said.
First Published: Apr 14, 2009 23:01 IST