Bangalore International Centre had arranged a talk on “Military Modernisation: Nuances and Complexities” by Air Chief Marshal Fali H Major on Friday, 20th February, 2015 at 6.30 PM.
Air Chief Marshal Fali H Major shared his 42 years of experience and exposure in the Air Force on the National Security, Strategic/Military and Aerospace in delineating and highlighting the nuances and complexities of modernization in the defence forces.
He pointed out that a complete indigenisation under the present context, when technology in the developed world is growing rapidly every day, is not a feasible or even reasonable proposition. His suggestion was to take a robust approach to the recent thrust on “Make in India” campaign to build up in phases our own capabilities to modernize our defence forces. In this context, he underscored the need to develop capabilities to adequately defend cyber-attacks and stated that the Government was alive to this need.
The interactive session was lively, with several members, formerly from the armed forces, taking animated part in the discussion.