Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday stressed on the need for synergy and jointness amongst the three Services to fight modern day battles and highlighted that interoperable joint communications are the need of the hour.

Delivering the key note address at Defence Communications (DEFCOM) India seminar here with the theme "Communications: A Decisive Catalyst for Jointness," devoted to the seminal theme of leveraging communications for achieving jointness between the three services, Rawat also highlighted the need for the industry to meet the aspirations of the armed forces and offer solutions which meet the operational requirements.

In his inaugural address Minister for Defence Shripad Naik highlighted that the announcement of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) has been made keeping in view the much needed reform to streamline and further improve the coordination and integration between the three services. He stressed that seamless communications between the three services were a pre-requisite for achieving the vision of jointness.

The seminar on the first day witnessed active participation from the armed forces, industry, research and development organisations and the academia.

It provided an excellent opportunity for the industry to understand the requirements of the Armed Forces.

The DEFCOM exhibition showcased cutting edge communication solutions from the industry and gave officers from the three services an opportunity to gain insights on technology and industry capabilities. The prestigious DEFCOM journal was also released during the seminar.

The conclave is organised annually by the Indian Arm to discuss the prospects of information technology and Communication and Cyber to make the overall Indian Army operations smooth and fruitful by transforming the traditional infrastructure into the digital infrastructure.