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Developing network centric warfare
Creating a information superhighway in the midst of the battlefield is really a challenging task but with the advent of new technologies the hyper bandwidth data flow can knock down the opponent within hours of hostility with an approach: no kill but all stop. The overall objective is to generate capability
Cyber war
Cyber security systems, including network centric warfare systems and platforms, are proving to be the main weapon of new generation and hi-tech battlefield that is swift, lethal and decisive. As the effort to dominate cyber space has increased tremendously in last five years, it is now a necessity that without access to timely situational awareness, the vital concept of 21st Century warfare may be lost much before it could even start.
Space war
India, which began its space journey in a modest manner way back in November 1963 with the launch of a 9-kg sounding rocket from a launch facility in the fishing hamlet of Thumba on the outskirts of Thiruvananathapuram in Kerala, has now attained the capability to hoist a 2-tonne class satellite payload into the geostationary transfer orbit.
Information dominance
Network centric warfare or NCW is redefining the future battlespace. In the information age, power is increasingly derived from information sharing, information access and speed. The Indian armed forces are moving fast in this direction. Modern age is of technology and information. The numerical strength does not 
Fast data
The Main Battle Tanks, fighter planes and modern warships will prove to be a sitting duck in conflict situation if the adversary is armed with the invisible and superior information and communication network. This is called Net Centric Warfare and the modern age combat will be dominated by C4I3 based information and command network, which will help take a lead in the quick decision making.
Reducing risk
Wars are no longer fought in traditional battle spaces. Combat zones have now become digitized and hence require flawless, uninterrupted and secure communication, as the modern day battle will be fought at the speed of thought. Thus, in this day and age, no military force can afford to bypass the Network Centric Warfare (NCW) concept. NCW operations encompass the linkage of people, systems, and platforms to form a self-synchronised, networked force that creates shared battle space awareness, provides information superiority and speed of command. An integrated networked force allows military personnel to come together and communicate in ways previously unknown. NCW reduces the time it takes to convert military commander’s intent into action. This increases co
Invisible enemy
Amidst the warning of a Cyber Pearl Harbor by US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta, the governments around the world including India are gearing up fast to face the challenge together and some of the leading developed countries including the US and UK have signed joint agreements with India to combat the cyber warriors in a holistic manner. Considering the expertise of large number of Indians in ICT, the UK government is the latest to enter into Cyber Security Dialogue with India when its Secretary of State William Hague visited New Delhi on October 8 this year. US had entered into similar arrangement with India last year. The Cyber Pearl Harbor envisions a wave of attacks from foreign hackers that could cripple the entire lifeline of the country by attacking on
Capturing signatures
Space exploration, which took off in response to the long standing human quest to unravel the mysteries of the universe, has over the years served as a robust platform for the design and development of a range of high performance satellites with down to earth application capabilities. Today a wide variety of satellites moving silently in the depths of outer space continue to enrich human life by providing services such as communications and broadcasting, weather watch and earth observation as well as navigation. Thanks to the phenomenal advances in space technology, today services provided by satellites have become indispensable to support communications including telephony and internet, broadcasting, civilian air traffic control, intelligent surface transport sy
In a major boost to India’s satellite navigation capability, the first of the seven spacecraft constituting the space segment of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) will be launched by means of the four stage Indian space work horse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) sometime during the current year. IRNSS is a regional navigation satellite system independent of American GPS, European Galileo and the Russian Glonass. Indeed, the strategic advantage of operating an indigenous GPS system hardly needs to be emphasized especially during the critical times. The coverage area of IRNSS includes the Indian sub-continent and around 1500-km beyond the Indian geographical area. According to ISRO, the IRNSS system is targeted to provide the dual