New Delhi, Nov 4: Stating that the character of warfare is changing, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said in this information age the challenge is not just to prepare for contingencies but also to repel threats from multiple sources.
Addressing the Ambassadors Round Table on Defence Expo-2020 here, Mr Singh said, “Digitisation is the key to future security threat scenario based on application of digital technology in defence manufacturing as the spectrum of warfare is transiting from the traditional land, air and sea to cyber and space. It will demonstrate our abilities in cyberspace and also define the needs in the sector.”
Mr Singh also added that the role of Artificial Intelligence, big data and block-chain technologies have already revolutionized the existing paradigm of war-fighting. Further, he said the defence industry is undergoing a churning to cope and employ these technologies in order to safeguard the safety and security of critical infrastructure.
The minister also said India has also become a hub for repair, maintenance, overhaul and servicing industry for various platforms. Mr Singh said Indian Defence Industry has matured and exploring mutually beneficial partnership with friendly foreign countries to set up industries in India and abroad.
Urging the Defence Ministers of the countries represented at the Ambassadors Round Table to participate in the Defence Expo to be held in Lucknow from February 5-8 next year, Mr Singh said India has a robust Defence Industrial base. (UNI)