DefSAT 2024 Charts Visionary Path for India’s Defence Space Capabilities

*New Delhi, February 7-9, 2024* — DefSat 2024, a prestigious conference at the Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi, is poised to unveil a strategic blueprint for the future readiness of India’s defence space capabilities. The conference aims to catalyse immediate actions and chart a coordinated strategic roadmap by bringing together visionaries, thought leaders, and key stakeholders from government agencies, armed forces, policymakers, space industry leaders, technology innovators, and diplomats.


A centrepiece of DefSat 2024 is 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. This exercise scrutinises the space industry’s capability to respond to contingencies and crises, with active participation from Services, MoD, ISRO, DRDO, INSPACe, NSIL, NDMA, Niti Aayog, Industry, Startups, and Academia.


The conference is dedicated to fostering a modern and future-ready sector in alignment with the vision set forth by the Prime Minister and the Defence Ministry. It aims to safeguard India’s aspirations and interests while embracing a visionary Space Policy and the New Telecom Bill. Dr Subba Rao Pavuluri, President, of SIA-India, remarked, “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.”


Lt Gen PJS Pannu, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd), Chairman, Defence Space Committee, SIA-India, emphasised that DefSAT 2024 goes beyond being a mere intellectual exchange. It stands as a unique platform addressing transformative necessities in defence space capabilities, offering practical insights through discussions on decision-centric warfare, autonomous systems, integration of AI in the military domain, and the principles of Mosaic Warfare.


The conference anticipates the presence of key government 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; and other esteemed leaders in the defence and space sectors.


DefSAT 2024 promises an immersive experience featuring cutting-edge solutions, collaborative discussions, and strategic insights that will shape the future of India’s defence space capabilities.



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