WHAT HAS HAPPENED?
With one eye on enhancing its operational capabilities, the Indian army deploys AI-based defense system at borders with Pakistan and China.
officials pointed out that the army has deployed 140 AI-based surveillance systems, which include high-resolution cameras, sensors, unmanned aerial vehicle feed and radar feed
INCREASING DEPLOYMENT OF AI
AI-based real time monitoring software has also been deployed for generating intelligence in counter terrorist operations.
the army has also begun leveraging hi-tech military simulator technologies to train its first batch of recruits, a trend that is likely to mark its prevalence across military training in the near future
AI can be a game changer in logistics , information operations, intelligence collection and analysis
Though India’s adoption of military ai technology is relatively recent, we have made substantial progress
Using AI powered drones and robots to patrol borders provides increased coverage and reduces the need for human intervention in dangerous situations.
NEWLY LAUNCHED AI EQUIPMENTS IN DEFENSE
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh launched 75 newly — developed AI Technologies during the first ever ”AI IN DEFENSE” symposium last July where products like robotics, automation tools and intelligence surveillance were on display
IS INDIA SPENDING ENOUGH ON AI ?
According to Delhi policy group, a security think tank, the Indian military is allocating approximately 50 million us dollar [420 crore INR] for AI spending each year.
this id good initial step but clearly inadequate compared to our primary strategic challenger, China, which is spending more than 30 times this amount.
WHY IS AI MUST NOW ?
Lt General Ravi Sawhney, who retired as the deputy chief of army pointed out that AI is among the many capable technologies that promise to change the face of warfare in the coming years.
It is now at a stage where defense services that do not adopt AI will be rendered technologically poorer.