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India needs to have network centric airspace surveillance: DRDO

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JODHPUR (PTI): DRDO Director General, S Christopher, on Monday stressed on the need for having network centric airspace surveillance saying conventional military systems in isolation were likely to be less effective.

He said that an early warning system was a force multiplier as the early information against the adversary provides required edge over it.

Speaking at 23rd Prof DS Kothari memorial lecture on "Network Centric Airspace Surveillance: A Force Multiplier" at Defence laboratory, he advised the new scientific generation that in each stage of system development, "they should look for innovation to get the required level of performance."

Giving a comparative overview of AEW&CS (Airborne Early Warning and Control system) across different nations, he brought out the advantages of Indian system over its foreign counterpart.

"The India developed AEW&CS provides self-reliance in this field and many countries have evinced interest towards its procurement, he said.

Prof DS Kothari was the first Scientific Advisor to Prime Minister of India.

The function was presided over by Justice NN Mathur, Former Vice Chancellor, National Law University, Jodhpur.

He emphasised that DRDO has the capability to implement network centric air surveillance to achieve an edge over adversary.

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