BharatNet Phase 1: Target Achieved Through Meticulous Planning and Focused Implementation at Ground Level
The cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to enhance the budget by Rs 11,330 crore for a dedicated communications network being set up for the defence forces.
This will be over and above the Rs 13,334 crore already approved by the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure in 2012 for the Network for Spectrum project for building an optical fibre base communication network for defence, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
The network is aimed to provide additional overlay and strengthen the defence communication infrastructure and improve redundancy.
It is expected to boost the communication capabilities of the defence forces in a major way for "enhanced national operational preparedness", an official statement said.
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