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Air Defence India 2018

The lethality and the severity of the air threat today has increased manifold. This threat perspective has moved beyond its erstwhile scalar dimension of manned aircraft as the main 'threat vehicle' including attack helicopters with new players like UAVs, cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, precision guided munitions and more, have added new perspective to the aerial offensive capability. This coupled with contemporary and enabling technologies like stealth, soft kill and electronic warfare have revamped the aerial punch into a potent and a viable weapon.
With recent initiatives in procurement, Indian Air Defence Corps is moving from near obsolescence to a crucial force for protecting military bases, frontline airbases, tank regiments, warships and also strategic assets. 


The aim of the seminar is to obtain inputs for preparation of a pragmatic road map for modernization of the Army Air Defence and apprise the industry regarding the Army's requirements.


The objectives of the seminar are as follows:

•  Familiarise with the latest concepts of Air Defence being adopted by other contemporary armies of the world.

•  Explore existing technology to neutralize novel aerial threats.

•  Explore the concept of convergence of EW with Ground Based Air Defence Weapon Systems.

•  Build understanding on the aspect of latest trends in communication technology towards achieving net centricity for Air Defence Control & Reporting System (ADC&RS).

•  Establish clarity on concepts required towards preparation of modernization road map for Army Air Defence.

•  Project requirements to the industry for the next three Five-Year Plan periods.

•  Improve industry integration facilitating understanding of the requirement of Army Air Defence. Build a common platform for Army industry cooperation & response to the needs of Army Air Defence.

The modernization road map envisages a vibrant Air Defence force which will be equipped with a range guns and missile systems capable of meeting the challenges posed by the emerging air threat over the next few decades. These weapon systems would be networked on an automated Control and Reporting (C&R) system integrated to the C&R systems of the Indian Air Force.

The Indian Army will use this occasion to carry out a comprehensive technical and commercial scan of Air Defence related technologies available, both globally and domestically in the foreseeable future.

Official Partners

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Lt Gen SK Patyal, Deputy Chief of Army Staff (P&S).

Lt Gen AK Sahgal, Director General Army Air Defence

Lt Gen PS Jaggi, Commandant Army Air Defence Centre & College.

Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia, Director, CENJOWS.

Lt Gen VK Saxena, former DG AAD.

Maj Gen AP Singh, Additional Director General, Army Air Defence

Maj Gen (Dr) GD Bakshi, former Senior Directing Staff, National Defence College.

Maj Gen Anil Mehra, Former Addl DG Air Defence 

Brig UV Talur, DDG B, AAD Directorate

Brig Manoj K Bindal, DDG A, Army Air Defence Directorate

Mahesh Rajpure, Project Director MR-SAM, Research Centre Imarat, Hyderabad.

GN Rao, Project QR-SAM, Defence Research & Development Laboratory, DRDO.

G Chandramouli, Scientist G & Project Director Akash, DRDL

Director (Modernisation), Army Air Defence Directorate.