The Indian Army shall be observing the year 2024 as the Year of Technology Absorption.
“The Indian Army shall be observing the year 2024 as the Year of Technology Absorption. This theme underscores our commitment to leverage technology as a catalyst for transformative change as well as to utilise in house expertise to innovate solutions to our operational and logistics requirements and give shape to these projects in collaboration with the domestic defence industry,” the Additional Directorate of General of Public Information (ADGPI, IHQ) of the MoD (Army) posted on X.
The Indian Army has also started a mission to enhance its cyber space capability. “The Indian Army personnel are being trained to leverage technology and exploit the cyber space domain effectively through institutionalised, procedural and technological measures. The Project SAMBHAV is an end-to-end secure network agnostic mobile ecosystem to provide secure communication with instant connectivity on the move. Operating on state-of-the-art contemporary 5G technology, it represents a significant leap forward in India’s defence capability, the ADGPI posted on X.
“We have identified 355 Army posts from where we have asked for 4G connectivity with the telecom ministry. Infrastructure also has to do with forward airfields, villages and helipads. We are working on underground storage. Regarding the infrastructure along the LAC, we are progressing in all domains, Army Chief General Manoj Pande said.
“We have restructured our artillery unit. We have also restructured units of electronic warfare and electronic intelligence. We have started the process of reducing animals in our animal transport units and they are replaced by drones. We have made a plan and optimise our strength by significant numbers and by 2027 we will achieve optimisation of one lakh numbers. We have given the proposal to the government, the Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Pande added.
The Indian Army has highlighted a transformative human resource initiative. “A project that will not only set the stage for productive and fruitful employment of more than 62,000 Indian Army Soldiers retiring every year, but also empower the skilling and employment of our veterans,” the ADGPI, Integrated Headquarters of MoD (Army) posted on social media platform X