Jammu, September 10: The three-day North Tech Symposium (NTS) 2023 will be launched by Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha tomorrow at the scenic Jagti Campus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jammu.
More than 250 firms, including 50 start-ups, are anticipated to attend the three-day symposium designed to promote collaboration between the Indian Army, academia, and industry. These companies will display their military gear that has been specifically designed for usage by soldiers in the challenging terrain of Northern Command.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan, and Army Chief General Manoj Pande, among other dignitaries, will attend the ceremony on September 12, according to officials who spoke to the news organisation Kashmir News Observer (KNO).
The version this year will be special since it hasn’t lived in a civil institution since it started 15 years ago.
Prior to this, Lt Gen Anindya Sengupta, the Chief of Staff of the Northern Command, said that the North Tech Symposium will promote a disciplined approach to product appraisal, prioritisation, and acquisition while providing useful information for procurement strategies.
He also emphasised how the North Tech Symposium has changed since it first debuted in 2005 as a combination of tools, concepts, innovation, and demonstration. Since then, it has moved its emphasis to support cutting-edge defensive technology and independence.
Lt Gen Sengupta recognised the necessity for specialised solutions while speaking about the difficulties the Northern Command was facing because of the varied terrain and climatic circumstances.
He emphasised the Northern Command’s efforts to close the resource gap between what is now available and what is needed—(KNO)