A Symposium-cum-exhibition titled “North Technical-2014” was organized at Udhampur today, under the aegis of Headquarters Northern Command. The event was aimed at providing Army units, maintenance agencies and industry an opportunity to exhibit their innovations and display technical products at a common platform.
Based on the theme of “Technologies Driving Battlefd Transparency, Situational Awareness and Enhancement of Combat Potential”, the event showcased creativity and innovations at its best by soldiers using contemporary technologies to address various challenges and find pragmatic solutions that could enhance the effectiveness of weapon systems/soldiers.
The ever strengthening Army Industry Partnership to understand & provide the core technological requirements of the Indian Army’s Northern Command was evident from the overwhelming response that the symposium drew from leading industrial houses and Research and Development (R&D) establishments. A large array of modern equipment related to Surveillance, communication, safety and security were on display.
The Army Commander Northern Command Lt Gen DS Hooda, also visited the Symposium. In his address, the General Officer emphasized on the need for all personnel to have mental mobility, spirit of innovation and out of box thinking in the present era of technology transition so as to effectively combine them with operational concepts for a proportional increase in combat potential and military effectiveness. The Army commander also lauded the wide participation by the industry including defence establishments like Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) in showcasing valuable products to include diverse technologies which will go a long way in equipping units and enhance operational efficiency.