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Nationals Conference to be held on India’s Defense Architecture in New Delhi from 27th to 29th September 2022


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Global Counter Terrorism Council, GCTC, is a leading international, non-partisan think tank that promotes quality research and in-depth studies on Security and Strategic Studies in the Indian as well as international context.

GCTC, co-partnering with National Forensic Sciences University – Ministry of Home Affairs and DRDO, is organizing a three-day national conference on ‘’’India’s Defense Architecture’’, from the 27th to 29th September at Haryana Bhawan, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi. It is being organized in the memory of Major General (late) Raj Krishan Malhotra, to discuss the efforts to be put towards improving the country’s self-reliance in the defense sector. Many former and well-known veterans associated with the Country’s defense system will mark their presence on this occasion.

Lieutenant General Gurmit  Singh,  Governor  of  Uttarakhand  will be the chief guest of the  event and the keynote speakers of the conference will be, former  Chief  of  Air  Staff,  Air  Chief  Marshal RKS Bhadauria; Dr. Ajay Kumar IAS, Defence Secretary of India; Lieutenant General Devendra Pratap Pandey, Commandant of the Army War College; and former Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha.

 The Conference will be attended by key dignitaries like Dr. Shekhar Dutt,  IAS  (retd),  former Governor, Chhattisgarh, former Defence Secretary and former Deputy National Security Advisor for the Government of India; Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain; William L. Blair, Chief Executive

– India,  Lockheed Martin  India Private Limited,  and a  special  address by  Michael  Chertoff,  Former US Secretary of Homeland Security. In  addition,  Air  Marshal  Anil  Chopra,  Director  General  of Center for Airpower Studies; Dr Upendra  Kumar Singh, Director General  of DRDO Life Sciences;  Lt Gen Raj Shukla; Air Commander Vikram Gaur;  Anurag  Bajpai,  Joint  Secretary,  Ministry  of Defense; Lt Gen Suresh Sharma, former engineer in chief and advisory board member GCTC; AVM Devesh Vasta, Indian Air Force, will also be present during the event.

The sessions of the conference will be presided over by Air Marshal Ravikant Sharma, former Vice Chief of Air Staff, Indian Air Force; former Lieutenant General KJ Singh; Air Marshal Anil Chopra former Director General of the Center for Air Power  Studies;  Air  Marshal  Krishnan  Kumar Nowhwar (Retd.), Indian Air Force. Lieutenant  General  Vinod  Bhatia,  retired Director General of the Army’s Central Military Operations; Dr Sudarshan Kumar,former Director General of DRDO; Dr Praveen Kumar Mehta,  Scientist  of  DRDO  and  Professor  Sudhir  Sopory,  member  of  GCTC  and the former Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University.

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