DefSAT 2024 to Unveil Blueprint for Future-Ready Defence Space Capabilities

DefSAT 2024 to Unveil Blueprint for Future-Ready Defence Space Capabilities


23rd January, 2024 , New Delhi:

Embarking on the next frontier of India’s defence space capabilities, DefSat 2024 is set to unveil a strategic roadmap for future readiness. This prestigious conference, scheduled from 7th to 9th February 2024 at the Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi, brings together an unparalleled convergence of visionaries, thought-leaders and key stakeholders, from government agencies, armed forces, and policymakers to space industry leaders, technology innovators, and diplomats.

The exclusive IndSpace Exercise, a simulated, scenario-based, interactive tabletop wargame conducted in collaboration with esteemed Defence Think Tanks and DefSat knowledge partners CENJOWS, CAPS, CLAWS, and NMF is the second in a series of many such exercises to be unfolded periodically, that scrutinizes the space industry’s capability to respond to contingencies and crises. With the active participation of the Services, MoD, ISRO, DRDO, INSPACe, NSIL, NDMA, Niti Aayog, Industry, Startups, and Academia, the conference aims to catalyze immediate actions and chart a strategic roadmap coordinated by clear policies, forward-looking planning, and an interdisciplinary approach. This initiative is dedicated to fostering a modern and future-ready sector, aligning with the vision set forth by the Prime Minister and the Defence Ministry, and safeguarding India’s aspirations and interests.

“DefSAT 2024 stands as a unique platform to address the transformative necessities outlined in the realm of defence space capabilities. It goes beyond being a mere intellectual exchange and emerges as a call to action, offering a unique opportunity to delve into discussions on decision-centric warfare, autonomous systems, and the integration of AI in the military domain, including the principles of Mosaic Warfare. Supported by top government departments, organizations, and industry leaders, DefSAT 2024 is poised to become a confluence of cutting-edge discussions, workshops, and wargames, propelling India’s defence space capabilities to new heights.” – Lt Gen PJS Pannu, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd), Chairman, Defence Space Committee, SIA-India
“DefSAT 2024 unfolds at a pivotal juncture as India propounds a visionary Space Policy and the New Telecom Bill, embracing a future with robust space capabilities and a thriving commercial presence. SIA-India is proud to have support from pivotal government entities and esteemed organizations such as Niti Aayog, ISRO, NSIL, IN-SPACe, DoT, DRDO, and Ministry of Defence. The agenda spanning three days, offers insightful deliberations in comprehensive sessions on diverse defence space topics, including interactive exercises and industry roundtables for practical insights and collaborative discussions.” Dr Subba Rao Pavuluri, President, SIA-India.

The conference anticipates the presence of key govt and industry personalities such as Lt. Gen Gurmit Singh (Retd),) Honourable Governor of Uttarakhand, General Anil Chauhan, Chief of Defence Staff, Dr VK Saraswat, Honourable Member, NITI Aayog; Dr Shailesh Nayak, Director, NIAS; Lt Gen Vinod C Khandare, (Retd), Principal Adviser in the Ministry of Defence; Lt Gen PJS Pannu (Retd), PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd), Chairman, Defence Space Committee, SIA-India; Lt. Gen MU Nair, Head of the National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC); AVM Pawan Kumar, DG-DSA; Air Marshal Anil Chopra,(Retd) DG-CAPS; Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan, (Retd) DG-NMF; Air Vice Marshal D V Khot (Retd), Former DSA; Air Marshal GS Bedi (Retd), Former Director General(Inspection&Safety)IAF; Lt Gen Karanbir Brar, General Officer Commanding (GOC), Dr Radhakrishnan Durairaj, CMD/NSIL and many others.
Join us at DefSAT 2024 for an immersive experience, featuring cutting-edge solutions, collaborative discussions, and strategic insights that will shape the future of India’s defence space capabilities.