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Inaugural Session – GeoIntelligence Asia 2015

In the ninth edition of GeoIntelligence Asia 2015, while delivering the inaugural address, Lt Gen Arun Sahni, UYSM, SM, VSM, GOC- in – C, South Western Command expressed that GeoIntelligence gives communities the capacity to deal with problems in a timely manner. “For users, it is important to understand what they need, to identify a GIS enterprise that’s tailor made for them and understands what their needs,” said Gen Sahni. He also pointed out that seamless exchange of information is lacking in India and that the country needs a system robust enough to understand the requirements of the users. “There’s an urgent need for technology enablers like remote sensing,” added Sahni.

“GIS is changing us. It is an evolving adoptive technology. GeoIntelligence helps us execute plans. It is vastly being used in military,” stated by Lt Gen JS Matharu, VSM, Director General of Information System emphasising on the fact that accurate information has become a necessity.

“GeoIntelligence is the most accurate and relevant data. It plays an vital part in disaster management,” said Lt Gen KT Parnaik, PVSM, UYSM, YSM (Retd), Rolta India Ltd.  Gen Parnaik also believes that UAVs have a tremendous impact on warfare.