Space, geospatial tech crucial for national security: Expert

The 14th edition of IPGF, set to kickstart on Tuesday (June 11), aims to highlight the combined power of geospatial intelligence, space-based assets, to tackle critical threats

Update: 2024-06-10 06:59 GMT

Space infrastructure and geo-intelligence are vital for national security, experts said on Saturday, ahead of the Indo-Pacific Geo-Intelligence Forum (IPGF) 2024.

The 14th edition of the IPGF, set to kickstart on Tuesday (June 11), aims to highlight the combined power of geospatial intelligence, space-based assets, and cutting-edge innovation to tackle critical threats in the strategic Indo-Pacific region.

The two-day event (June 11-12), to be held in the national capital, will also have an exhibition where industry members can showcase the latest geospatial solutions.

"Space infrastructure and geo-intelligence are vital for developing key capabilities towards national and regional security," said Sanjay Kumar, CEO of Geospatial World.

He added that the "Indo-Pacific region is the new battleground for holding control over world order and resources".

"India is the largest stakeholder of the Indo-Pacific region and equally responsible for protection, prosperity, and peace in this region."

The theme this year is 'Resilient Multi Domain Regional Security, IPGF 2024', and will focus on the convergence of threats and risks across various domains: land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace.

Space and Cyberspace are relatively new domains in this matrix. Advanced geospatial visualisation, space-based intel, concerted outlook, informed decision-making, and broad-level regional collaboration are the only way to tackle these threats.

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