×

UPSC Courses

DNA banner

DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS

  • 22 November, 2023

  • 4 Min Read

Emerging Technologies in Defence

Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, cyber technology, etc. are vital for Indian military and defence organisations.

What is emerging technology?

  • Emerging technologies - It refers to innovative advancements or developments that have the potential to significantly change the way we live and work.
  • These technologies arise from cutting-edge research and offer new opportunities for industries, economies, and societies.

What steps were taken to use emerging technologies in Indian defence sector?

  • Chanakya Defence Dialogue- It was held in 2023 which serves as a forum to enhance national and regional security by discussing contemporary issues, including the impact of emerging technologies.
  • Integrated Unmanned Roadmap- It is a comprehensive plan for the development and deployment of unmanned systems in the Indian Navy that aims to achieve standardization, interoperability and jointness.
  • Project Swavlamban- It is an initiative to promote Atmanirbhar (self-reliance) in the defence sector by encouraging indigenisation of defence equipment and technology.
  • AIDef- Artificial Intelligence in Defence is a symposium held in 2022 that showcased cutting edge AI enabled solutions developed by industry, start-ups etc.,
  • It includes Defence AI Council and Defence AI Project Agency that facilitates AI integration in defence.
  • Defence Cyber Agency- It was launched in 2018 to handle cyber security threats and to develop cyber warfare doctrine.
  • Defence Space Agency- It is responsible for operating space warfare and satellite intelligence assets of India.

What are the challenges in utilising emerging technologies in India?

  • Financial crunch- India’s defence spending is around 2.1% of GDP, which is insufficient to meet the requirement of armed forces and the defence industry.
  • Lack of innovation- India invests very little in research and development in emerging technologies compared to its global leaders.
  • Poor governance- India’s defence acquisition and procurement system is plagued by delays, corruption and red tapism.
  • Outdated- The system is unable to cope with the fast paced and dynamic nature of emerging technologies, which require constant innovation and upgradation.
  • Lack of skills- India faces a brain drain of its talent to foreign countries and industries and faces shortage of skilled and qualified personnel in emerging technologies.
  • Inefficiency- India’s armed forces operate in silos and lack interoperability among themselves and with the civilian sector.
  • It hampers the effective integration and utilisation of emerging technologies, which require seamless coordination and collaboration across domains and platforms.
  • Lack of standardization- India lacks a clear and coherent strategic vision and doctrine for the use of emerging technologies in defence.
  • India has not articulated its objectives, priorities, and principles for the development and deployment of these technologies.
  • It has not defined its thresholds, norms, and rules of engagement for their employment in conflict scenarios.

Source:


Competition Commission of India (CCI)

Competition Commission of India has selected Ansuman Pattnaik as the new head of its investigation’s unit recently. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is a statutory body within the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. It was established in 2003, but became fully functional in 2009. The CCI aims to establish a

Connected Lending (CL)

RBI’s move to consolidate the scattered laws on connected lending is welcome. CL refers to persons who are in the position to control the decision of the lender. CL is the extension of credit to individuals or firms connected through ownership or the ability to exert control, whether direct or indirect. CL refers to cases where the

Cosmic Distances

No human probe has travelled much beyond the Solar System, yet we are able to measure distances across billions of light-years. The space beyond Earth is so incredibly vast that units of measure, which are convenient in everyday lives, can become gigantic. Distances between the planets, and especially between the stars, become so big when e

Devil Comet

Mount Everest-sized Devil comet hurtling in Earth’s direction could explode today. Pons-Brooks Comet - Comet 13P/Pons-Brooks, also called the Devil Comet, is about the size of Mount Everest and it is hurtling towards Earth. After an outburst in July, scientists believe that the comet could explode once again today. Ice volcanoe

Kakad Bhairav or Bhilat Baba BHILS

A stone deity worshipped by the Bhils in Madhya Pradesh’s Bagh was recently proved to be a fossilized dinosaur egg. Just like their ancestors worshipped ancient stones as deities, generations of Bhils had worshipped this sunbaked, reddish-brown Kakad Bhairav or Bhilat Baba. Sacrifices of chickens and sheep marked their whispered pleas

DNA

01 Feb,2024

Toppers

Search By Date

Post Feed

Newsletter Subscription
SMS Alerts

Important Links