PUNE: To commemorate its 10th Raising Day, Military Institute of Technology (MILIT) Pune, the premier Tri Services Technology Institute of the Armed Forces conducted a seminar on “Space Security: National Security Challenges and Strategic Implications” on 19 Jan 2022. Air Vice Marshal V Rajasekhar initiated the proceedings and welcomed over 400 online participants from various Defence establishments all over the Country.
The seminar was conducted in the virtual mode owing to the prevailing COVID situation. Eminent speakers and dignitaries who participated in the seminar included Air Marshal BR Krishna, AVSM, SC, CISC, HQ IDS, Dr. V R Lalithambika, Distinguished Scientist and Director, Directorate of Human Space Programme ISRO, Lt Gen Anil K Bhatt PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM (Retd), Director-General, Indian Space Association, AVM DV Khot, AVSM,VM, Director General Defence Space Agency, Maj Gen Dhruv C Katoch, SM, VSM (Retd), Additional Director Centre for Land Warfare Studies, and Gp Capt Ajay Lele (Retd), Senior Fellow, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Def Studies and Analysis. CISC, during his keynote address spoke on the need and options for space security from an Indian perspective.
The seminar deliberated on leveraging Space for attaining strategic ascendancy, bolstering self reliance and reinforcing public-private partnership in Space Arena and weaponization and militarization of Space. The panel discussion was moderated and driven towards a fruitful session by Air Vice Marshal DV Khot, AVSM,VM, Director General Defence Space Agency. The event finally culminated with a vote of thanks given by Gp Capt G Mahesh Kumar.