The army is working on providing a safe and seamless exchange of data between various formations involved in fighting a modern war.
"The need for a state-of-the-art Tactical Communication System has been long felt...The TCS [ Get Quote ] being conceived for the force will bridge the gap between existing and contemporary technologies in the sphere of military communication," Army's Signal Officer-in-Chief Lt General S P Kochhar said in New Delhi [ Images ].
He was delivering a keynote address during a curtain-raiser for the Defcom-2012 seminar, scheduled to take place in November.
"An information grid is required to be established to generate precise war-fighting effects and orchestrated operations at an unprecedented operational tempo," Kochhar said, highlighting the need for establishing an independent defence communication network.
Noting that a network-centric force will have the ability to share and exchange information in "near real time", he said, "Challenge is to achieve a successful integration of sensors, shooters and decision makers through a dynamic, reliable and secure loop."
These networks need to interwork seamlessly in a fluid, adhoc, dense and hostile operational environment to enable force projection and delivery of decisive combat power at the decision-making level, the officer said.For the TCS project two development agencies- Bharat Electronics [ Get Quote ] and a consortium of L&T, Tata Power [ Get Quote ] and HCL [ Get Quote ] Infosys [ Get Quote ] Ltd- has been selected by the government as per the laid down norms of Defence Procurement Policy.