Drones pose new challenge, more state and non-state actors will use them: Army chief Naravane

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New Delhi: With new age threats like drones and artificial intelligence looming large, Army chief Gen M.M. Naravane said the transition of the armed forces to the digital age is “contrarian to” the existing defence procurement process, and called for a “revolution in bureaucratic affairs”.   

He stressed that in order to harness niche technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), and take advantage of India’s depth in IT and realise the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat, “we need to shed old mindsets and make our procedures more flexible and adaptive”. He was referring to the existing defence procurement process. 

The Army chief, who was speaking at an online seminar organised by Global Counter Terrorism Council, a think-tank, also noted that both state and non-state actors…

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