The Indo-Pacific region is extremely important from a global security perspective, because of heightened tensions due to ongoing territorial and border disputes. Space infrastructure and geointelligence play a critical role in maintaining regional stability and security. Space-based assets such as satellites can provide real-time intelligence on potential threats and support situational awareness, while geospatial data can assist in strategic planning and decision-making. Major stakeholders in this region prefer a rule based and open Indo-Pacific which facilitates trade. In this context, a comprehensive space infrastructure and geointelligence strategy for the Indo-Pacific region becomes crucial.
Indo-Pacific GeoIntelligence with theme “Space Infrastructure and GeoINT Strategy: A Shared Vision” will bring together military, government security officials, experts from the space and geospatial domains, industry and academia to discuss the critical role and impact of geospatial intelligence collection and exploitation technologies on the geopolitical security environment of the region, particularly considering the growing space infrastructure. It will have a galaxy of national and international speakers who will share their perspectives and insights on the role of space and geospatial technologies for global security.
Assess the role of geospatial and space technology advancements in strengthening national security capabilities.
Enable international collaboration and cross-sectoral engagements between central and state government agencies, technology providers and the research community.
Formulate strategy for enhancing the adoption of Geospatial technologies in internal security and public safety
Discuss the challenges for technology adoption and the status of reediness in adopting such changes
Bring forward innovative solutions to develop smart and integrated security ecosystems
Space today has become closely integrated with our everyday life, enables numerous essential functions. Increased focus on military space applications have been accelerated by two key factors:
Space segment and the cyber segment have become the fourth and the fifth dimension of warfare. The importance of space segment in providing the data has increased manifold, with a plethora of space-based sensors providing real time information of movement of troops, vehicles, tanks, guns etc., which can then be accurately targeted.
We need to take a fresh look at GIS. At any given point of time,
petabytes of data must be generated from GIS for capacity building.
The availability of data in real time has indeed changed the game and acted as a catalyst for the development of the Fourth Industrial Revolution that is changing the way people work and lead their lives, besides shaping a new world order in which defence and security play such a critical part.
GeoIntelligence assets assist military in various ways from recce,
strategizing, providing detailed analysis
and also recognizing the shifting patterns in the battlefield.
Security, Automation and near real time are the three important aspects
of data to actionable intelligence cycle.
We should also address the technical gaps viz the digitization phase, and most importantly, we should integrate geospatial information into the cyber domain to protect it from all kinds of attacks.
India has been a leading space nation and it is important that we develop our own space security strategy, space infrastructure and assertive defence capabilities that will be critical to deter the forces attacking our sovereignty in space.
Space is a domain full of challenges and opportunities. Space is the major source for information and can be utilized in multiple ways. The challenges are space-based surveillance and space-based guidance are all enigmas for which we need solutions