Future of War: Artificial intelligence or robotics, an army ready to beat enemy on every front

Future of War: Artificial intelligence or robotics, an army ready to beat enemy on every front

India has received five Rafale fighter jets amid tensions along the border with China. But realizing the technical capability of the dragon, the Indian Army is moving forward not only on traditional warfare methods but also on future war strategies. The Army is studying state-of-the-art techniques. The study is headed by a Senior Lieutenant General.

The technologies the army is about to study include everything from drone swarms to robotics, lasers, artificial intelligence, and algorithmic warfare. According to sources, the purpose of this study is to strengthen the army's conventional combat capability as well as to prepare it for a 'non-kinetic and non-combat' warfare. Keeping in mind the future, China is also developing a variety of technologies. He has created Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered LiDal Autonomous Weapon System.

Army has already stepped up

In the new Land Warfare Doctrine (2018) of the Indian Army, the emphasis was to further sharpen the entire war strategy. It also stated the need to develop cyber-warfare capabilities ranging from Integrated Battle Gups (IBGs) and to acquire Direct-Energy Weapons like Launch-on-Demand Micro Satellites, Lasers, AI, Robotics. IBGs have also started taking shape. These will be in the presence of self contested fighting formations that can be mobilized quickly. Each IBG will have around five thousand soldiers, including infantry, tanks, artillery, air defense, signals, and engineers. Last year, IBGs have been involved in exercises on the Western and Eastern Fronts.

On what things is the army doing?

A source said, 'Technology will be an important aspect in future wars. One of the seven army commanders is leading the new study. A roadmap will be prepared from this study, which will contain all the information about the cost and how much the benefit will be on every technology with Timeline. The study includes AI, Remotely-piloted Aerial Systems, Drone Swarms, Big Data Analysis, Blockchain Technology, Algorithmic Warfare, Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Hypersonic Enabled Launch Range Precision Firing Initiative Invite There will be research on technologies such as Clox, Exoskeleton Systems, Liquid Armor, Quantum Computing, Robotics, Direct-Energy Weapons, Loiter, and Smart Munitions.

Machinery can change with new technology

Military military planning will revolve around the effective integration of soldiers and the conversion of such technologies into a piece of war machinery. Apart from this, there will also be a focus on increasing capacity in 'Gray Zone' warfare. The resources that the military currently has, and the procurement that are being made, can change with the inclusion of these technologies. A source said that it would be reviewed if needed. India is already doing little work on developing drone swarms or air-launched small aerial systems. A joint project is going on with the US. It is one of the seven joint projects under the Bilateral Defense Technology and Trade Initiative.