National DefTech Summit

18 JAN 2024 | NEW DELHI

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India has already marked its footprint on the global stage by making remarkable strides in digital public infrastructure. The nation’s digital ecosystem is a testament to the innovative approaches and scalable solutions that have enhanced citizen-centric services, yielding increased efficiency and accessibility. This commendable progress now sets the stage for a similar transformative journey in the Defence, Aerospace, and Aviation (DAA) sectors.

A symphony of cutting-edge technology, innovative policies, and robust partnerships is essential to propel these sectors to international prominence. By harnessing advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and quantum computing, India can elevate its defence and security apparatus, ensuring a resilient and future-ready nation. The vision is not just about modernisation but a comprehensive reimagining to foster an ecosystem where innovation, efficiency, and sustainability are the cornerstones, steering India into a future where it’s not just keeping pace, but setting global benchmarks in DAA sectors.

To delve deeper into these transformative discussions and collaborate on pioneering strategies, join us at the National DefTech Summit 2024, where industry leaders, deftech luminaries, aerospace and aviation experts will gather to discuss and deliberate on these key topics, emerging trends and how we can Reimagine India's Techade for Defence, Aerospace and Aviation sectors.


India's Techade for Defence, Aerospace & Aviation

Emerging Technologies and Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

Defence Edge with AI, Machine Learning and Quantum Computing

Cyber Security for DAA in the age of Digital India and DPDP

Navigating Testing Complexities in the DAA Landscape

Modern IT Architecture for Defence, Aerospace and Aviation

ERP Transformation for Defence PSUs, Aerospace and Aviation sectors

Product Discovery & Supply Chain with Tri-Services Integration

Skill Development & Capacity Building - Device, Data & Content

Role of Startups in revolutionising DAA through Drone Technology

Army Integrated Decision Support System (AIDSS)

DIT, Data Center, AFNET, Integrated Air Command and Control System


Dr. Ajay Kumar, IAS

Ex-Defence Secretary, Government of India

Former Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria

Chief Nodal Officer, Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor (UPDIC)

Lt. Gen Vinod G Khandare

Principal Adviser to the Ministry of Defence, Government of India

Air Vice Marshal Rajiva Ranjan

Assistant Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (ACIDS) (PP & FS), Indian Air Force

Maj. Gen CS Mann (VSM)

ADG, Tech, Design, Army Design Bureau

Dr. Omkar Rai

Executive Chairman, Startup Odisha

Col. Surender Kumar Rohilla

Col (SDA), Technical Support Group, Standard Development Authority, Ministry of Defence

Commodore B K Munjal

Advisor (Defence), Government e Marketplace (GeM)

Dr. Nikhil Agarwal

Chief Executive Officer – IIT Kanpur FIRST & AIIDE

Lt Col Amitabh Bhardwaj

Joint Director, Defence Image Processing and Analysis Centre (DIPAC)

Lt Col Anthony Selva Kumar

(Retd), Program Director, iDEX, Ministry of Defence

Col Manik Anand

PO (Aerospace System), Ministry of Defence

Ashok Wadhawan

Jt President & Head Land System, Defence & Aerospace, Adani Group

Shri Arun Ramchandani

Executive Vice President, L&T Defence

Shri Smit Shah

President, Drone Federation of India

Shri Ramanathan N

CEO & Director, Dhaksha Unmanned Systems

Smt. Meenakshi Shrivastava

Wing Commander, Indian Air Force

Smt. Kanupriya Karki

Wing Commander, Indian Air Force

Smt. Nupur Jain

Squadron Leader, Indian Air Force

Lt Cdr Tavishi Singh

WBD, Indian Navy


  • Building indigenous capabilities in the defence , aerospace and aviation sectors
  • Modernisation & Innovation for DefTech Infra
  • Building a Robust Digital Foundation for Defence Forces
  • Harness the power of next-gen technology and innovation to secure the future military edge
  • Power of Data for Defence Sector
  • Role of Startups in Defence Innovation and Modernisation
  • Reimagining Cyber Security for Defence Sector

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Integrated Tech for Safe City in New Normal

Modern Workflows for Digital India

Data Management for Public Sector

Data Visualization to track and analyze Welfare Schemes

Anywhere Government – Hybrid Workplace

Digital Foundation for Government IT

  • Skill Development & Capacity Building for Defence Forces - Devices, Data and Content
  • Shedding the Archaic Norms for Defence Modernisation
  • Digitising Defence Procurement and Production
  • Decrypting growing role of drones in security and defence
  • Modern IT Architecture and ERP Transformation for defence PSUs, Aerospace and Aviation sectors
  • Reimagining Product Discovery & Supply Chain with Tri-Service Integration
  • Stainless Steel for India's Defence


  • Ministers
  • Secretaries
  • Officials from Army/Navy/Air Force
  • Officials from the Ministry of Defence
  • Department of Defence Production
  • DRDO
  • Army Technology Board
  • Technology Development Fund
  • Defence PSUs
  • NTRO
  • National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC)
  • Aviation Firms
  • Defence Service Providers/Banking
  • Defence Experts
  • Defence Consultant
  • Telecom Services

Why You Should Participate

  • Enrich your knowledge on latest development in technology
  • Network and connect with experts, speakers and attendees
  • Engage with your peers and share your views
  • Hear DefTech leaders views on Defence Sector
  • Give your feedback on each session
  • Know India's DefTech transformation journey



Tech Observer Magazine

Tech Observer is a premium online technology news magazine published from New Delhi that brings a critical perspective and analysis from a wide spectrum of government technology, enterprise IT, start-ups, telecom and consumer electronics.

The magazine focuses on all aspects of technology usage in government organisations, the public sector, defence and enterprises, with special emphasis on the role of senior government officials, CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and IT heads.


SIIC, IIT Kanpur

SIIC Kanpur is a startup for startups that supports every budding startup in its growth journey. Our network of experienced academicians, founders, mentors, and team members aim to mold, shape, and provide the right opportunities to young talent with technological goals, investors, and mentor pool. 

SIIC, IIT Kanpur aims to develop cutting-edge technologies grounded in science and engineering Innovations to solve pressing problems of the country, focusing on the underprivileged strata.


For Speaking

Shalini Shukla
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For Partnership

Sanjay Singh
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