Welcome Address by Dr. Yogendra Narain, IAS (Retd.), Patron-GCTC, followed by a Special Address by Shekar Dutt, Former Governor, and Former Defence Secretary, Government of India.
Session 1 titled ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat- Towards Self Reliant India in Defence Sector’ was chaired by Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, Government of India.
Linda Reynolds, Hon’ble Linda Reynolds, Minister for Defence, Government of Australia, followed by Special Address by Late. Gen. Bipin Rawat, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, VSM, ADC, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).
Keynote address delivered by Dr. Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary, Government of India, Gen. M.M. Naravane, Chief of Army Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of Naval Staff, and Air Chief Marshal R.K. Bhadauria, Chief of Air Staff.
Special Address by Shri Yesso Naik, Minister of State (Defence), Government of India.
Keynote address by Lt. Gen. A.P. Singh, DG Army, Air Defence, Indian Army.
Session 2 titled ‘Digital Defence and the potential applications of big data analytics and AI/ML in defence’ was chaired by Dr Devkanta Pahad, DRDO.
Special Address by Lord Gerry Grimstone, Minister of Investment, Government of U.K.
Session 3 titled ‘CBRNe Threat and Response’ chaired by Mr. G Satish Reddy, followed by Dr. Devkanta Pahad, and Dr. Sudharshan Kumar, Former DG, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Government of India, and Shree SM Pradhan, IPS, DG, NDRF.
Session 4 titled ‘Make in India- Challenges, Implications, and Way forward for Atmanirbhar Defence Industry’ was chaired by Mr. G Mohan Kumar, Chairperson, Technical Committee. Speakers included Dr. Raj Kumar, Secretary, Defence Production, Rear Admiral R Sreenivas, VSM, Technical Manager, Air Vice Marshall B.M. Tyagi, Major General P.K. Saini, Smt. Gargi Kaul, Secretary, Defence Finance.
Special Address by Mr. Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Minister of State for MSME,
Keynote address by Shri V.K. Saraswat, Member, Niti Aayog, GoI, Dr. Kanwal Sibal, Former Foreign Secretary and Chairman Advisory Board, GCTC, Dr. G Santheesh Reddy, Secretary, Dept. of Defence, DRDO
Session 5 titled ‘India’s defence cooperation with its partners’ consisted of Shri Somnath Ghosh, IFS, Joint Secretary, International Cooperation, Ministry of External Affairs, GoI.
Session 6 titled ‘Securing outer space’ had Sir K.Sivan, Former Chairman, ISRO, Gen. (Retd.) Daya Ratanyake, Sri Lanka, Mr. Vinay Chawla, US. Dept. of State, and Mr. Rehmatualla Nabil, Fmr. NSA, Afghanistan.