Curtain Raiser: DEFCOM – 2017 New Delhi. A Curtain Raiser Ceremony for DEFCOM 2017 was held in New Delhi January 11 wherein a Brochure on the theme, ‘Infrastructure and Skilled Human Resource for Digital Army’, was released by Lieutenant General Ashish Ranjan Prasad, Signal Officer-in-Chief and Senior Colonel Commandant, Corps of Signals. Addressing the esteemed gathering, Lieutenant General Prasad brought out that the collaborative vision and spirit of DEFCOM 2017 should result in tangible outcomes in the form of a concerted National endeavor to equip the Network Centric ‘Digital Army’ capable of ‘Translating Information Superiority into Combat Power’ in times to come. Mr Kiran Karnik, Chairman CII National Committee on Telecom and Broadband and CII National Mission on Digital India lauded the stellar role of DEFCOM in evolving the operational communication ‘Information-Structures’ for the Army. The occasion was also graced by senior representatives of Indian Industry, who are closely involved in shaping a strong, indigenous Defence Industrial Base for the Nation. DEFCOM 2017, an annual seminar organised jointly by the Corps of Signals of Indian Army and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), is scheduled to be held on March 23 and 24 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. DEFCOM is the most seminal forum for interaction between the officers of the Armed Forces, Indian Industry, Academia and R&D organisations on matters related to operational communication systems for the Army.