Panelists at the session “Space: The Fourth Frontier of Warfare” discussed how space was defining modern warfare and the importance of maintaining a strong presence in space.

For national security, secure communication is critical. With space becoming the fourth frontier of warfare, secure communication using quantum technology is critical, according to Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister, speaking at the India Space Congress here.

Dr. Reddy, a former chairman of the DRDO, stated that India was becoming a “space power” in terms of design, development, and manufacturing capabilities. “With the opening of space technology to private players, private participation has brought transformative changes.”