A CRADLE TO LEAD INDIAN ARMY’S TRANSFORMATION
INAUGURATION OF NEW OFFICE COMPLEX OF DGIS
New Delhi: 03 Nov 2009
The Indian Army (IA) took another leap in its efforts to empower its field formations to fight the Battles of the 21st Century. In an impressive ceremony held today, the Chief of Army Staff, General Deepak Kapoor, PVSM, AVSM, SM, ADC inaugurated a state of the art building which would be the future abode of the Directorate General of Information System (DGIS) at Rao Tula Ram Marg, Delhi. The new building finally brings under one roof all the major components of DGIS, which were till date, spread all over Delhi.
DGIS, created in 2004 is spearheading the transformation of the IA from conventional warfare to information enabled warfare. DGIS is leading the development, testing, integration and fielding of the automated operational systems for the IA at different levels of operations from the Army HQs down to the soldier. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the COAS emphasised that the modern battlefield is a convergence of various technologies and thus there is a need for seamless and real time information dissemination. He added that there is a need to keep pace with the transformation required from the conventional ‘Platform Centric Approach’ to a ‘Network Centric Approach’. He felt that the new structure will be the cradle in which DGIS will more effectively execute the assigned role. The Army Chief also appreciated the MES and entire workforce for their efforts and also lauded the Project Management Committee of DGIS which oversaw the construction.