India and Australia agreed to arrangements on defence and maritime cooperation, under the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (CSP), including a Mutual Logistics Support Arrangement and a Defence Science and Technology Arrangement. The key areas for opportunistic collaboration between India and Australia would be participation in global supply chains, technology sharing and research and development.
Further, the Indian Government has opened the defence industry for private investment, meaning Australian manufacturers of defence equipment could enter into arrangements with their Indian counterparts and vice versa. In addition to this, Australian businesses could invest in or establish joint ventures with Indian companies to help satisfy both India’s defence as well as domestic requirements.
On the subject of security, digitisation with global economies has become a standard – which poses threats of hacks and cyber security. Australia requires skilled technological staff in this field of which India possesses. A collaboration exists for Australia to tap into India’s highly skilled resource pool for this sector.
A more secure Australia through enhancing industry & defence capability.
SatCom Industry Association (SIA-India) is a not-for-profit body created to represent the interests of the satellite communication ecosystem in India.
As a vibrant body, SIA-India represents satellite operators, satellite systems, launch vehicles, ground and terminal equipment manufacturers and suppliers, satellite-based IOT/M2M solution providers, space startups, innovation hubs, academic institutions, law firms and provides interface with Government, Regulators, Policymakers and domestic & international standards’ bodies.
As ‘Thought Leaders’ for the satellite communications ecosystem, we aim to present the industry’s interest at the highest Government levels for policy-making, regulatory and licensing matters.