India's first Integrated Defence Communication Network (DCN) was launched on 30 June 2016.
The DCN was inaugurated by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at South Block.
The network enables the Army, the Air Force, the Navy and the Special Forces Command to share situational awareness for a faster decision-making process. It is the first tri-service communication and IT network of the Armed Forces.
Key highlights of the Integrated Defence Communication Network
• The Defence Communication Network is a strategic, highly secure and scalable system.
• It has a pan-India reach, i.e., from Ladakh to the North East to island territories.
• The DCN offers high quality voice, video and data services covering 111 entities spread across India.
• The network provides converged voice, data and video services to the three Services based on secured system with adequate redundancy.
• The tri-communication network makes voice data and video data accessible to the three services over a secured network.
• It is capable of working on terrestrial as well as satellite mode of communication.
• It has also been fixed onboard different military vehicles.
• The network has been fully designed and developed in India by HCL Infosystems.
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When: 30 June 2016