Army using Make in India campaign to explore GIS: GIS Director

Army using Make in India campaign to explore GIS: GIS Director

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Greater Noida: The second day of the three days conference at the India Expo mart started with Geo Intelligence Asia. The session was initiated by (Retd) Lt Gen AKS Chandele who mentioned the usefulness of the technology at a large scale.

As far as using GIS for internal security is concerned, Atul Tayal, CEO Rolta emphasised on information is being seen a combat force multiplier. Hence, the defence is quick to adopt Geo Intelligence. The technology is being used for military activities.  Commandos are being prepared with equipment (sensors, weaponry and others) to do their best in battlefield.

The technology is also being used for monitoring operations, and helping in resolving conflicts growing across the world to counter insurgency. Its application to different areas and fields has made it the eye in the sky. The session also talked about using Geo Intelligence to counter massive scale natural calamities.

Meanwhile, another member JS Mataru, said that for a soldier a map is important as he carries it wherever he goes in the battleground. Here, it is worth noting that GIS can be useful for soldiers on as the terrain in a battlefield keeps changing. When it comes to military, we want to explore this technology to keep our win ability high, said Mataru, with adding that recent govt’s Make in India campaign is helping the defence immensely in exploring this possiblilty.

Indian brains are working together for developing GIS supported equipment that can be used by the army. “We want our systems to be interoperable, something like Kshmendra Paul was saying in his talk,” he said. The requirement of using GIS is very high for defence. Adding another dimension to the session, scientific adviser to defence ministry, Dr. G Satheesh Reddy suggested that the technology can also be used to develop villages.

Source: Our Correspondent