New Delhi: India is planning to introduce artificial intelligence in a big way in fighting terrorism and militancy. This is being done to reduce casualty among troops during operations. The defense ministry has set aside a sizable budget for the procurement of new age robotic surveillance and smart sensors.
Initial order by the Indian Army comprises 544 robotic surveillance equipment consisting of the day- and night mode camera and inbuilt transmission system which should be capable of transmitting real time intelligence data from a radius of up to 200 meters to troops involved in close encounters. The Army wants robotic platforms that can be hurled from a distance as it would be deployed at a short notice in harsh terrains.
According to South Asia Terrorism Portal, India has lost more than 124 security personnel this year alone due to rising encounters with terrorists in Kashmir and left-wing extremism-infested zones. In Kashmir alone, Indian Army killed more than 138 terrorists but also lost 46 security personnel.