The previous DefSAT saw outstanding participation from leading Organisations like ISRO, INSPACe, NSCS, IDS-DSA, DoT, DRDO, and MOD, and was graced by distinguished industry speakers from renowned companies such as Ananth Technologies Limited, L&T, Centum Electronics, Raytheon, HawkEye 360, ST iDirect, Gilat, LeoLabs and many more. We also had exciting involvement with pioneering startups like Kaleideo, Pinaca Labs, QuNu Labs, Idea Forge and others.
The DefSAT-2023 Conference organised from 27-29 April 2023 at the Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi marked a significant milestone in recognising the convergence of various domains. The conference focused on the intersection of strategy and industrialisation of the space sector for national security.
With 50 distinguished speakers and engaging sessions, the event featured keynote speeches from special guests of honour, including Shri S. Somanath (Secretary, Department of Space and Chairman of ISRO), Shri G Satheesh Reddy (Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri), AVM DV Khot (Director General DSA), Dr. Shailesh Nayak (Director NIAS), Lt. Gen Tarun Kumar Aich (Deputy Chief of Army Staff,
Strategy), Lt. Gen PJS Pannu (Former Deputy Chief Indian Integrated Defence Staff, Operations), Dr. Subba Rao Pavuluri (President SIA-India and Chairman, Ananth Technologies Limited), Lt Gen. Vinod G. Khandare (Principal Adviser in the Ministry of Defence), Air Marshal Surat Singh (Director General Air, Operations), Air Marshal Gurcharan Singh Bedi (Former DGIS), and Shri Hari Babu Srivastava (Director General, Technology Management, DRDO). The conference brought together participation from 300 diverse stakeholders, fostering knowledge exchange and collaboration.
The international significance of the conference was highlighted by the presence of diplomatic representatives from various countries. Esteemed organizations like Niti Aayog, MoD, DRDO, ISRO, NSIL, NIAS, RIS, CENJOWS, CAPS, CLAWS, and NMF supported the three-day event as knowledge partners, providing valuable insights into the future of technology in defence and space. This collaboration aimed to advance the space sector, strengthen defence capabilities, and ensure the secure and sustainable use of space assets.