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Army Chief General advises on implying disruptive technologies having dual purpose

Army Chief Gen. Manoj Naravane in a seminar highlight the emphasis and impact of disruptive technologies on warfare and warfighting. He recommends making it a national mission to incorporate smart ways of deploying technology with close parallel to armed forces modernization strategy.

The seminar was arranged to address specific topics of discussion on doctrinal and strategic issues of vital national importance and resulted in obtaining insight into complex themes, also including detailed discussions on disruptive technologies like cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), augmented reality/virtual reality, robotics, big data analytics, small satellites, 5G/6G, quantum computing and cyber warfare.

 

Defence Ministry suspends business dealings with Vectra company

The Defence Ministry suspends all business dealings with Vectra Advanced Engineering Private Ltd for one year, as Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves of the suspension. The decision has been taken upon due to a CBI probe of allegations of wrongdoings against it in the Tatra Truck deal. In the year 2012, Army chief General V.K. Singh claimed to have been offered bribe of Rs 14 crore, in order to approve a batch of 600 “sub-standard” Tatra trucks for the Indian Army.


 


 

Russia working with China to design submarines

Russia has been a reliable friend of the nation when it comes to defence tools. However, Viktor Kladov, Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy has revealed that they are working with China to build a new generation non-nuclear submarine. Kladov also said that Russia was cooperating with China on weapons for land, aerial and naval use.

 

India plans to export BrahMos missile to allies

The BrahMos missile, a collaborative project of India and Russia had gained a lot of attention worldwide on its production. As the Defence Ministry prepares a list of items to be exported to friendly nations, BrahMos makes it to the list. The ministry plans to send the missiles after fulfilling the requirements of the Indian Armed Forces.

 

India thrashes Pakistan’s lies in the UN

Pakistan’s attempt of playing the scapegoat at the hands of India was thoroughly thrashed as Indian mission at UN highlights its five big lies, all over again. Pakistan’s envoy Munir Akram at UNSC presented statements regarding the country only being a victim of terrorism. The statements were questioned, along with the fact that how was it made when the Security Council was not open to non-members. Indian mission has also pointed out the biggest example of lies told by Pakistan when they had let Osama bin Laden hide in plain sight, and on the occasion when the Prime Minister had referred to him as a martyr.