Corps of Signals 100th Anniversary
1911 - 2011

Photographs and Report on 14th Reunion at Jablapur: 13- 15 Feb 2011

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Corps of Signals Mandate and Milestones

Corps of Signals 14th Reunion and Centenary Celebrations
1 STC Jabalpur 15th Feb 2011

Events: Commemoration Ceremony, Time Capsule Corps Museum, Barakhana, Memorial Service and Mercury Nite

Transcript of Interview of Asia Defence News Editor-in-Chief Col P N Khera with Lieutenant General Partha Mohapatra Signal Officer-in-Chief.

New Parameters to Corps Mandate
PNK: What new parameters have been added to the mandate of the Signals Corps by the new military doctrine?
SO-in-C: Achieving net centricity for the futuristic digitized battlefield has been emphasized in our doctrine. The Corps is ensuring that our communication networks both static and mobile are able to meet the requirements of the future battlefield. Emphasis on Cyber Security has also been laid in the new doctrine which is being given due emphasis. We have established a dedicated Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Army for Cyber Security. Adequate cryptographic controls have been incorporated within the ambit of a Cyber Security compliance framework. Our captive networks have been secured and isolated from public networks and emphasis is on increasing awareness through enhanced training initiatives across the entire Indian Army.
Milestones and Achievements
PNK: Looking back, can you recall some milestones in the 100 years of the
Corps, its achievements which have strengthened synergy between the three
SO-in-C: The idea of mobile communication systems was first conceptualized in India through Army Radio Engineered Network (AREN). Thereafter Pan India ASCON network, mobile cellular communication, Army Wide Area Network (AWAN) and satellite communication were the other major
milestones. The Corps of Signals is today steering a large number of inter-service projects like Defence Communication Network (DCN) to bring in greater synergy among the three Services.
Source: Interview transcript- Asia Defence News
Photographs: Lt Col James Kanagaraj (Retd)

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