Taking proactive steps to combat cyber threats, the Department of Military Affairs (DMA) will send 100 Indian Armed forces personnel to the United States to equip them with the latest cybersecurity technology and artificial intelligence (AI) for future warfare.
As per the 2016 US Cyber Framework and defence cooperation agreement, 100 Indian military personnel will be trained with first-hand experience on how to tackle cyber warfare and AI role in future defence and warfare in Silicon Valley, California.
Meanwhile, a proper cyber command in the hinterlands of Madhya Pradesh has been under approval by the government to provide a fighting edge to the proposed theatre commands. The proposed cyber command will give the individual capabilities of all the armed forces to counter the military.
Presently, the Indian Armed Forces have a tri-service defence cyber agency under the integrated headquarters. Further, the charter of the command will also ensure that military communications are secure without any malware by adversaries in the forward formations like Northern Command, Siliguri Corps, and Tezpur Corps along with the Ladakh Corps.
With the increasing involvement of AI, cyber warfare, armed drones and standalone weapon systems in warfare, the cyber military command has been preparing for a future where war shifts seamlessly from missile to cyberattacks.
India’s 1st indigenous drone defence dome – ‘Indrajaal’
Hyderabad-based technology R&D firm Grene Robotics has designed and developed India’s first indigenous drone defence dome called “Indrajaal”.
Considered as the 3rd revolution of warfare, the design principles of Indrajaal are based on delivering autonomy to the armed forces. The synergic combination of 9-10 modern technologies helmed by Artificial Intelligence (AI), cybersecurity and robotics.
Capable of real-time situational awareness, Indrajaal comprises all current weapons suite and infrastructure along with a honeycombed cell structure to provide a seamlessly built over a combination of 9-10 technologies for 24×7 persistent monitoring, tracking and action.