Indian Navy’s Bengaluru-based AI endeavours

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19-01-2024

    The Navy has established a center for excellence in data analytics and an incubation center for AI in Bengaluru

    Currently, more than 30 projects are underway that focus on utilizing AI for operational requirements

    the Indian Navy is actively involved in researching its use for operational purposes and other areas

The Indian Navy Chief, while speaking at the Global Artificial Intelligence Summit’s fourth edition, informed the media about the Navy’s active role in the Arabian Sea and Red Sea regions. 

He emphasized that Indian naval forces are engaged in two separate anti-piracy operations in these waters, aiming to safeguard India’s maritime interests. Additionally, they provide anti-drone support to merchant vessels. 

This statement was made in the context of rising international concerns regarding attacks on cargo ships in the Red Sea by Houthi militants, amidst the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.

The Navy’s primary role is to preserve, protect, and pursue our national interests in the maritime domain. This includes conducting anti-piracy operations since 2008, deploying over 106 ships continuously.

Operation Sankalp is currently taking place near the Gulf of Aden and Gulf of Oman, where piracy had significantly decreased until recently.

Operation Sankalp is an initiative launched by the Indian Navy in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman to ensure the safety and security of Indian vessels. It was initiated in response to attacks on merchant ships in the Gulf of Oman in June 2019. 

The operation aims to conduct Maritime Security Operations in the Gulf Region, specifically focusing on ensuring the safe passage of Indian Flag Vessels transiting through the Strait of Hormuz.

The admiral emphasized that there have been no attacks on Indian merchant ships so far. 

In the event of a recent piracy attempt on a ship with a significant number of Indian crew members, the Navy swiftly deployed their assets and promptly responded to the situation.

The admiral highlighted that the Navy’s stance is to prevent any form of instability or insecurity from taking place. 

Regarding artificial intelligence (AI), the Indian Navy is actively involved in researching its use for operational purposes and other areas. This endeavor involves various projects and initiatives, requiring the adoption of new technologies and machinery

As a result, new job opportunities, specializations, and the re-skilling of individuals will emerge. The Navy has established a center for excellence in data analytics and an incubation center for AI in Bengaluru. 

Currently, more than 30 projects are underway that focus on utilizing AI for operational requirements, as well as logistics, administration, and maintenance tasks.

The Navy chief, Admiral Hari Kumar, mentioned the existence of the IDex (Innovations for Defence Excellence) and NIIO (Navy Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation), which are actively involved in promoting innovation and indigenous development within the Navy. Specifically, under the IDex initiative, around 14 contracts have been signed with startups for AI projects. Admiral Hari Kumar made these remarks during the inauguration of the Global Artificial Intelligence Summit at the Manekshaw Centre. 

He emphasized the transformative potential of AI and its ability to shape the trajectory of India’s development. The Navy aspires to harness its capabilities and emerge as a prominent global leader in the field of AI.

(The author, Girish Linganna, is a Defence, Aerospace & Political Analyst based in Bengaluru. He is also Director of ADD Engineering Components, India, Pvt. Ltd, a subsidiary of ADD Engineering GmbH, Germany. You can reach out to him at: [email protected])

Indian Navy’s Bengaluru-based AI endeavours

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    The Navy has established a center for excellence in data analytics and an incubation center for AI in Bengaluru

    Currently, more than 30 projects are underway that focus on utilizing AI for operational requirements

    the Indian Navy is actively involved in researching its use for operational purposes and other areas

The Indian Navy Chief, while speaking at the Global Artificial Intelligence Summit’s fourth edition, informed the media about the Navy’s active role in the Arabian Sea and Red Sea regions. 

He emphasized that Indian naval forces are engaged in two separate anti-piracy operations in these waters, aiming to safeguard India’s maritime interests. Additionally, they provide anti-drone support to merchant vessels. 

This statement was made in the context of rising international concerns regarding attacks on cargo ships in the Red Sea by Houthi militants, amidst the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.

The Navy’s primary role is to preserve, protect, and pursue our national interests in the maritime domain. This includes conducting anti-piracy operations since 2008, deploying over 106 ships continuously.

Operation Sankalp is currently taking place near the Gulf of Aden and Gulf of Oman, where piracy had significantly decreased until recently.

Operation Sankalp is an initiative launched by the Indian Navy in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman to ensure the safety and security of Indian vessels. It was initiated in response to attacks on merchant ships in the Gulf of Oman in June 2019. 

The operation aims to conduct Maritime Security Operations in the Gulf Region, specifically focusing on ensuring the safe passage of Indian Flag Vessels transiting through the Strait of Hormuz.

The admiral emphasized that there have been no attacks on Indian merchant ships so far. 

In the event of a recent piracy attempt on a ship with a significant number of Indian crew members, the Navy swiftly deployed their assets and promptly responded to the situation.

The admiral highlighted that the Navy’s stance is to prevent any form of instability or insecurity from taking place. 

Regarding artificial intelligence (AI), the Indian Navy is actively involved in researching its use for operational purposes and other areas. This endeavor involves various projects and initiatives, requiring the adoption of new technologies and machinery

As a result, new job opportunities, specializations, and the re-skilling of individuals will emerge. The Navy has established a center for excellence in data analytics and an incubation center for AI in Bengaluru. 

Currently, more than 30 projects are underway that focus on utilizing AI for operational requirements, as well as logistics, administration, and maintenance tasks.

The Navy chief, Admiral Hari Kumar, mentioned the existence of the IDex (Innovations for Defence Excellence) and NIIO (Navy Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation), which are actively involved in promoting innovation and indigenous development within the Navy. Specifically, under the IDex initiative, around 14 contracts have been signed with startups for AI projects. Admiral Hari Kumar made these remarks during the inauguration of the Global Artificial Intelligence Summit at the Manekshaw Centre. 

He emphasized the transformative potential of AI and its ability to shape the trajectory of India’s development. The Navy aspires to harness its capabilities and emerge as a prominent global leader in the field of AI.

(The author, Girish Linganna, is a Defence, Aerospace & Political Analyst based in Bengaluru. He is also Director of ADD Engineering Components, India, Pvt. Ltd, a subsidiary of ADD Engineering GmbH, Germany. You can reach out to him at: [email protected])

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