Thursday, 21 August 2014

Signs that India's nuclear command and control structure is evolving

Is India’s nuclear command network ready?

Awards presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to two DRDO project teams on Aug 20th in the category of “Strategic Contribution”  suggest rapid evolution in the command and control networks for India’s nuclear arsenal.

(a) A team led by U Jeya Santhi was awarded for “design, development, erection and commissioning of Strategic Command and Control infrastructure comprising a secured, multi-layered, Strategic Communication Network and specialised… hardened structures.”

(b) A team led by K Ravi Sankar, was awarded for developing “Security Solutions for Strategic Communication Networks for securing sensitive data… high-speed point-to-point links which incorporate indigenous high grade encryption algorithms.”

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