Speaking to The Times of India, the Secretary of the Defense Production Department in the Indian Defense Ministry, Ajay Kumar said one of the goals for the task force was “developing intelligent, autonomous robotic systems”.
“The world is moving towards AI-driven warfare. India is also taking necessary steps to prepare our armed forces because AI has the potential to have a transformative impact on national security. The government has set up the AI task force to prepare the roadmap for it,” he said.
A task force official said “The taskforce will make recommendations on how to make India a significant power in AI, in terms of both offensive and defensive needs, especially in aviation, naval, land systems, cyber, nuclear and biological warfare arenas. Initial tenders or RFIs (requests for information) will be floated over the next two years on dual-use AI capabilities,”