While launching the AFNET, the Defence Minister said that the aim of network spectrum policy of the government was two-fold -- growth of teledensity in the country, and modernisation of the defence forces' communication systems. With this, the IAF entered the digital information grid and a "giant stride" towards attaining network centric warfare capability. The other two Services would also launch their networks in the due course.
The AFNET is part of the overall mission to network all three services. The mission comes in the backdrop of an IT Roadmap document of the Defence Ministry stipulating automation, simulated training and mandatory computer proficiency in the three Services.
Click to read the full Report: Network Centric Warfare Capability for the IAF