New Delhi: Like the other sectors of defence, the Indian Navy is all set to strengthen its communication system. In this regard, the Navy has ordered Sterlite Technology an advance purchase order to design, build and manage its communications network of worth Rs. 3,500 Crore.
The company said in a statement that the system integration project will help the Indian Navy with a digital communications network at an average with the most advanced naval forces globally. It further added, “This will give the navy digital defence supremacy at par with the best naval forces globally. This is the first time that an integrated naval communications network at such a scale is being built in India.”
Notably, with this procurement the higher authority has visualized the navy’s communications as a smarter network infrastructure with enhanced throughput, high-quality secure services and ease of network management. The CEO of the Sterlite Technologies, Anand Agarwal said, “Our recent experience of creating an intrusion-proof communication network for the Indian Army in Jammu & Kashmir will be leveraged for the Navy’s communications network. We look forward to delivering this end-to-end strategic network for the Indian Navy with our unique software-to-silicon capabilities.”
While expressed his deep proud about the Indian Navy, the COO and MD (Telecom Product &Services) of the company, KS Rao said, “It is our privilege to work for the Indian defence, and build an integrated communications network at such a scale. This will provide a secure and reliable digital highway to the Indian Navy for administrative and defence operations.”
Meanwhile, the project includes the creation of a high-capacity IP-MPLS (Internet Protocol- Multi Protocol Label Switching) network. After being completed, the system will link multiple Indian naval sites and India-administered islands.