Aerospace Command coming up on fast track basis: ACM Major
19 November 2007
The process of establishing an Aerospace Command here for the defence services
is on fast track, air chief marshal, FH Major, said on Monday.
space cell has been set up under an air vice-marshal. A tri-services dialogue
will soon be held between the three defence forces as the Aerospace Command will
be a tri-services entity," he said.
the Aerospace Command is created, the strategic reach of the country would extend
beyond the confines of the globe, he said. Air marshal Major, however, refused
to commit himself to a time frame required in establishing the command.
also remarked that the Indian Air Force had emerged as a potent force with trans-continental
reach, but the transformation from a low-end to a high-end technology force required
time. "Before going ahead on the ground, it is necessary to assimilate knowledge
and create a knowledge base. We are vigorously pursuing the matter," he said.
Command, mooted by the ACM Major's predecessor, ACM (retd) SP Tyagi, will exploit
the outer space and also control the country's space-based assets.
to defence sources, training had started for a core group of people for the proposed
set up with help from ISRO, the command will have distinct features being a military
command with various components, ranging from satellites, radars, communication
systems, fighter aircraft to helicopters, keeping in mind diverse needs of the
forces such as communications, reconnaissance and battlefield damage assessment.
command will also be used for civilian purposes by ISRO, the sources said.
reports on Defence
reports on Aerospace
news reports on Aviation & Aerospace