The 749-kilometer-long Line of Actual Control (LAC) with Pakistan and the 3,448-kilometer-long Line of Actual Control (LoC) with China currently have exceptional surveillance systems.
The systems comprise high-resolution cameras, sensors, UAV feed, and radar feed, which are combined and analyzed using artificial intelligence to generate potential scenarios.
AI will allow remote target detection and classification, whether the target is human or machine. Aside from reading drone footage, all AI-oriented machines are tuned for interpretation, change and anomaly detection, and even border intrusions. This will significantly decrease the necessity for manual monitoring.
AI-powered surveillance systems can also be used to monitor social media in real-time and even predict rival actions. These projects are part of the National Task Force on Technology’s 12 AI domains. In the Northern and Southern commands, an AI-based suspicious vehicle recognition system has been set up in eight locations. This software has been used in counter-terrorism operations to generate intelligence.
The Army has established an artificial intelligence (AI) center at the Military College of Telecommunication Engineering in Mhow. AI can provide significant asymmetry during military operations and is one of the transformational changes in fighting wars, stated a defense establishment source.
For such projects, the Army has been working together with academia, the Indian industry, and the DRDO.
Furthermore, the Army is looking into 5G technology to assist with battlefield operations. The high-bandwidth connectivity is perfect for troop communication on the front lines.
The Corps of Signals led a joint study on the deployment of 5G in the armed forces.