The Indian Army establishes a Quantum and AI Laboratory, a leap towards Research and Technological Modernization.

The Indian Army has revolutionized and embraced the modernization of its technology. They have taken such notable initiatives towards upping their technological domains. A push towards developments and training are a few of their goals. As they will be spearheading research and training on Quantum Technology with a key focus on Quantum Key Distribution, Quantum Communication, Quantum Computing, and Post Quantum Cryptography. With the help of the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), the Indian Army has initiated to build a Quantum and AI Laboratory in the Military College of Telecommunication Engineering in Madhya Pradesh’s Mhow (Military headquarters of War).

On the recent visit of the Chief of Staff, General M.M. Naravane, he was able to oversee and assess the situation and was also able to observe some of the researches and technological developments.

It has also been remarkable that in the same university, the Indian Army has also established an AI Centre with over 140 deployments focused on forwarding areas and active assistance from business and academics.

On this note, one of the AI’s facilities offers a state-of-the-art cyber range and cyber security laboratories, a virtual environment for IT professionals to develop and practice cybersecurity, preparing them for real-world threats and scenarios. The institution was boosted with support after they have profoundly participated in the Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations at a conference on Electromagnetic Spectrum and National Security held last October, hence, the Institution has been concurred to do more research on AI, Quantum, and Cyber.

The leap towards these research advancements will lead to the next generation of communication and the transformation of the Indian Armed Forces’ cryptography system to Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC).

This effort is an excellent example of Civil-Military Fusion, with Atmanirbhar Bharat as a primary driving component, because it takes a multi-stakeholder approach that includes academia (such as IITs), DRDO organizations, Research Institutes, corporate enterprises, startups, and industry participants.

Projects have been devised with specific timetables and targets, as well as suitable money, and increasing fielding of solutions in the Indian Army is expected on a fast track basis. (IANS)

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