Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar organised the Second Edition of GNLU Air and Space Law Academy (GASLA-2017) from September 16-22, 2017.
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa ADC attended the inaugural session as the Chief Guest. He was welcomed by Prof Dr. Bimal Patel Director GNLU.
Speaking at the inaugural session, the Chief of Air Staff drew the attention of the gathering to the rapid militarization of Space. The Chief emphasized upon the urgent need to evolve a comprehensive international legal framework for ensuring regulated use of Space, particularly in view of an exponential growth in the reliance on Space based assets, the world over. He also highlighted the importance of addressing the issue of Space debris management, liability of damages/accidents by rogue/decommissioned satellites and use of Anti Satellite/ Space based weapons during his address.
Air Marshal RK Dhir ADC, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief South Western Air Command also graced the occasion apart from Shri SV Satish Executive Director Airports Authority of India.
A total of 5 Officers from the Indian Air Force attended 'GASLA-2017'.
- Wg Cdr Abhishek Matiman