New Delhi: More than a month after India conducted the anti-satellite (ASAT) test, serving officers of three armed forces are now undergoing a training workshop on “space warfare and technology”.

A two day workshop organised by the Directorate of Indian Defence University (IDU) commenced today. It is for senior and middle-level officers from the three services.

The workshop will cover weaponisation and militarisation of space, preparation for absorption of high-end technology for self-sustenance in space operations, space innovations and technology exploitation, inertial navigation systems and sensors. 

It will also explore legal aspects of military use of space. It will aim at building capacity — adversarial capability in space domain and the way forward for Indian armed forces.

Besides senior military personnel, the officers will be addressed by eminent speakers from the industry, academia, IITs, ISRO, DRDO, think tanks and services to share their pragmatic knowledge and research on various aspects of space warfare and technology. 

This workshop is relevant especially in light of Defence Space Agency being raised and three Services energising their own capabilities. It is to be seen as to how the Defence Space Agency will fit in the entire gambit of space domain utilisation in our country and efficiently perform its role for which it is being raised.