The Indian Army has set up a new quantum computing laboratory and an AI center at a military engineering institute in Madhya Pradesh’s Mhow.
The centers will carry out extensive research in developing transformative technologies for use by the armed forces.
The Defence Ministry has said, “The Army, with support from the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), has recently established the Quantum Lab at Military College of Telecommunication Engineering, Mhow, to spearhead research and training in this key developing field.”
Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane visited the facility during his recent visit to Mhow.
During a recent visit to Mhow, Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane had visited the facility.
A statement by the ministry said, “Indian Army has also established an AI Center at the same institution with over 140 deployments in forwarding areas and active support of industry and academia.”
“Training on cyber warfare is being imparted through a state-of-the-art cyber range and cyber security labs,” it said.
The Indian Army is making steady and significant strides in emerging technologies.
The ministry said the research undertaken by the Army in the field of quantum technology would help it leapfrog into the next generation of communication and transform the current system of cryptography to post-quantum cryptography.
The key thrust areas are quantum key distribution, quantum communication and quantum computing, among others.