The Association of Old Crows, a US-based group of specialists in electronic warfare, said India is emerging as one of the most successful and active groups of electronic warfare professionals in the world.
Lisa Fruge, global president of the association, was addressing the fifth International Conference on Electronic Warfare.
The three-day conference, which was inaugurated in the city on Wednesday, has participants from across the country, who are involved in the defence sector.
Lisa said that in future, warfare would only be electronic, owing to the speed at which technology is advancing. She said innovation in the field of electronic warfare was important and called for the involvement of young professionals, who can develop new applications.
M V Gouthama, BEL chairman and managing director, said that electronic warfare systems have become the most essential feature in modern warfare of all nations. He said the field was dynamic and there was scope for innovation and continuous research.
Gouthama encouraged production of critical software within the country, in keeping with the 'Make in India' mission.
With over 13,000 members internationally, the Association of Old Crows is an organization for individuals who have common interests in Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Operations, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), Information Operations (IO), and other information related capabilities. The Association of Old Crows provides a means of connecting members and organizations nationally and internationally across government, defense, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and provides a platform to recognize advances and contributions in these fields.