RM dedicates DCN to the Nation

June 30, 2016: The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar dedicated the Defence Communication Network (DCN) to the nation, here today. Addressing the event, Parrikar complimented the three Services on putting in place a communication system to facilitate jointmanship. The Minister also stressed on the need to keep the network secure.

The DCN is a strategic, exclusive, secure and state-of-the-art communication network. Implementation of DCN is a proof of strength of the Indian industry and has reaffirmed the emphasis of the Government on Make in India, program.

The DCN is a major step towards ensuring Network Centricity across the three Services, Integrated Defence Staff and Strategic Forces Command. The network provides converged voice, data and video services to the three Services based on secured system with adequate redundancy.

The event was attended by the Chairman, Chief of Staff Committee and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of the Army Staff General Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba and senior officers from the three Services and Ministry of Defence.



The Union Minister for Defence, Manohar Parrikar releasing a telephone directory of the Defence
Communication Network (DCN) subscribers, at the Dedication Ceremony of the Defence Communication
Network (DCN) to the nation, in New Delhi on June 30, 2016. The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba,
the Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh, the Chairman, Chief of Staff Committee and Chief of the Air
Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, the Signal Officer in Chief and Senior Colonel Commandant, Corps of
Signal Lt. Gen. Nitin Kohli and the Vice Chairman and Managing Director, HCL Infosystems Ltd.,
Premkumar Seshadri are also seen.



The Union Minister for Defence, Manohar Parrikar addressing the gathering, at the Dedication Ceremony
of the Defence Communication Network (DCN) to the nation, in New Delhi on June 30, 2016. The Chief of
Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh, the Chairman, Chief of
Staff Committee and Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and the Signal Officer in Chief
and Senior Colonel Commandant, Corps of Signal Lt. Gen. Nitin Kohli are also seen.

 

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