Wireless innovation is critical to integrating diverse developing technologies into real-world outcomes across the country. Fifth-generation (5G) cellular technology, which is the next generation of transformative communication technology, has taken the world by storm. The military, too, has incorporated this technology into its daily operations. 5G appears to be increasingly utilized by aerospace, defence, military & homeland security applications across the world.

The ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC) capability of 5G enables immersive technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality. When coupled with developments in unmanned vehicles, this will drastically alter how we interact with our surroundings and is already influencing the game-plans of the armed forces.
5G networks offer many advantages for military and government communications. By speeding data rates and boosting bandwidth, it paves the way for new military and commercial applications. For aerospace and defence, improvements in such applications promise enhancements in areas ranging from intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance through command and control, and supply chain/procurement.
In this virtual roundtable, industry experts will discuss how 5G will co-exist for both commercial & defence applications.

Recorded Session


Manoj Kumar Dhaka

Manoj Kumar Dhaka

Scientist-G, Head, Satellite Communication & Surveillance Group,DEAL, DRDO

Shri MK Dhaka, Scientist-G joined DEAL, DRDO in Oct 1990 as Scientist-B after completing Electronics Fellowship Course-5 at IAT, Pune. Thereafter, he has worked on several important DRDO projects in the field of communication. Some of the key technologies are Meteor Burst Communication, TCP traffic accelerator for satellite medium, Network management system, Demand assigned multiple access for Satcom network, Software Defined Radio, Indian Automatic Identification System for Coastal Surveillance, Satellite ground segments for future satellite(s) and other state of art advanced Satcom Technologies & Systems.

He was deputed to Indian Antarctic Station, Maitri from Nov 1995 to Apr 1996 as Radio Officer. During this period DEAL, DRDO took charge of providing communication to multi-organisation Indian Antarctic expeditions.

As Group Director of Satcom & Satellite based surveillance vertical in DEAL, DRDO, he has successfully conceptualized and delivered several products to user community.  

For his significant contributions, he has been awarded 

  • DRDO Agni Award for Excellence in Self Reliance in years 2005, 2010 & 2018
  • DRDO Performance excellence award 2018 for SDR-NC
  • DRDO Scientist of the Year 2019 for developing First indigenous secure satellite phone
  • Laboratory Group Technology awards for years 2014, 2016 & 2017

He has more than 2 dozen publications in National/ International conferences/ Journals. He has contributed a chapter in a book on ‘Engineering and communication in Antarctica – enabling technologies’ from Springer. He has been awarded a patent and another patent has been filed recently. He has several copyrights in his name for important defence software applications. 

He is Life Fellow, IETE and Member of IEEE.

M V Raja Sekhar

M V Raja Sekhar

Director (R&D), BEL

Mr M V Raja Sekhar took charge as Director (R&D) of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) on September 1, 2020. He was working as Chief Scientist of BEL's Central Research Laboratory (CRL)-Bangalore, and Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at BEL's Corporate Office, before his elevation.

Mr M V Raja Sekhar joined BEL's Ghaziabad Unit on February 1, 1985, as Probationary Engineer after completing B.Tech in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. In a career spanning over the last 37 years, he has worked in various capacities and gained rich experience in diverse technologies of BEL.

He was involved in the testing of Communication products such as Static and Digital Mobile Tropo-scatter Communication & Satcom Networks, Radar Displays and Command & Control Systems during his tenure at BEL's Ghaziabad Unit. In the year 2000, he moved to Hyderabad Unit and worked on the testing and commissioning of various Electronic Warfare systems. In 2004, he was transferred to Machilipatnam Unit.

During his tenure at Machilipatnam Unit, Mr Raja Sekhar contributed to the design and development of Night Vision Devices which have been supplied in large quantities to the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Indian Army. He has established a good design base for BEL in IR Optics and initiated signal processing development at CRL-Bangalore. He was instrumental in the indigenous development of state-of-the-art Thermal Imager-based Sights and Systems in association with IRDE (DRDO) which resulted in significant business growth for the Company.

In May 2016, he was promoted as Chief Technology Officer (Electro Optics & Lasers). As CTO (EO&L), he initiated many new projects in Electro-Optics and Lasers at BEL's Product Development & Innovation Centre (PD&IC), complementing the efforts of Unit D&Es and CRL-Bangalore. He was a guiding force for the scientists of CRL-Bangalore and PD&IC for the development of Fiber Laser Technology in strategic alliance with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI).

In June 2019, he moved to CRL-BG as Chief Scientist and led a team of around 260 scientists working on diverse technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Drones, Cyber Security, Cloud & Data Analytics, Tactical Communications, Radar Signal & Data Processing, EO&L, Smart Computing Devices, Embedded Systems, Networking Devices and Systems and Advanced Signal Processing for EW & Acoustics, before his elevation as Director (R&D).

Mombasawala Mohmedsaeed

Mombasawala Mohmedsaeed

GM–Measurement Solutions, Keysight Technologies India Pvt. Ltd

Mombasawala Mohmedsaeed currently heads the Solutions Engineering Organization at Keysight Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. Mombasawala Mohmedsaeed has 32 years of experience in various technology domains in the field of electronics, 5G, RF and commercial communication, high speed digital and optical interface technologies, automotive electronics and network operations. 

Mombasawala earned his bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from SVNIT- Surat. He received a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management (Marketing) from IGNOU.  

Mombasawala’s proficiency in English and Hindi language communication coupled with his immense knowledge on Science, Engineering and General Trends makes him a strong orator and interface to external world for Keysight. Mombasawala has strong strategic thinking, is visionary and is a man of integrity. He is very adaptive and strong team worker. He is also known for perfect execution of complex projects in Industry. Mombasawala has an excellent skill on handling multiple tasks at the same time. 

Mombasawala’s hobbies include reading, listening to music and watching science fiction movies. Mombasawala is married to Shamim and has a son named Maaz.

Mombasawala can be reached at mohd_saeed@keysight.com or on mobile at +91-98100-90827

Maj Gen PK Mallick

Maj Gen PK Mallick

VSM (Retd)

An Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering graduate from BE College, Shibpore, M Sc (Defence Studies) from Madras University, M Tech from IIT, Kharagpur, MMS from Osmania University and M. Phil from Madras University, Major General PK Mallick, VSM (Retd) was commissioned in the Corps of Signals of Indian Army. The officer has interest in Cyber Warfare, Electronic Warfare, SIGINT, Technology and Strategic Affairs. His last posting before retirement was Senior Directing Staff (Army) at National Defence College, New Delhi. He has published large number of papers in peer reviewed journals and is a regular speaker in seminars/ webinars.

He runs two popular websites on strategic affairs @ http://strategicstudyindia.com/ and https://indianstrategicknowledgeonline.com/ Currently, he holds the Chief of Army Staff Chairs of Excellence at The Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS).

Key Discussion Points

Voice & data connectivity for all personnel & HQs, Logistic nodes.
The Next Generation Mobile Network
Development of non-terrestrial technologies
‘Accelerate, operate & innovate’ will be the mantra for execution of 5G in military
In-house development of hardware and software followed by validation of technology
5G technology—the next generation transformative technology in the communication domain

Who should attend

R&D Head
Technology Head
Design Head
Design Engineers
Signals & Communication COs of the three services
Companies into 5G communication systems

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