Pune: Chief of Defence Staff Gen Anil Chauhan will inaugurate the prestigious ninth chapter of ‘Capsule on Science, Technology and Applied Research’ (CAPSTAR) at Military Institute of Technology (MILIT), Pune on 17 January 2024.
The three day CAPSTER – 09 will see the active participation from services, academia, DRDO Labs and private defence industries.
The participation of major private firms such as Bit Mapper, Gridbots Technologies, Dimension NXG, PureID Ltd, Varshasookt Pvt Ltd, Nirmitee.io, Innefu Labs, Protech Solutions & Services Ltd, Resonating Mindz, Edvantech Solutions Ltd and academic institutions such as IIT Indore, DIAT and others is aimed as an initiative in policy making on AI for Armed Forces.
The CAPSTER – 09 is being held as part of the 12th Raising Day celebrations of MILIT which is commemorated on 19 January every year.
The Institute with motto ‘Victory through Technology’ traces its roots to ‘Institute of Armament Studies’ which was set up in ‘College of Military Engineering’ in early 50s. In 1967, the Institute moved to the picturesque locale of Girinagar. From its limited scope of Armament Studies, the role of the Institute was considerably enhanced by the Defence R&D council in 1964 and further in 1981.
In order to meet the specific and futuristic training requirements of the Armed Forces, MILIT was raised on 19 Jan 12 and subsequently, MILIT emerged as independent tri-services Armed Forces Technical Training Institute under Headquarters, Integrated Defence Staff (HQ IDS) which conducts the flagship Defence Services Technical Staff Course and a number of Training capsules for officers from tri-Services on cutting-edge, disruptive and Niche Technologies.