Be prepared for any short-term eventuality, Rajnath told the armed forces

Harness the capabilities of AI, big data management and machine learning, he says

Referring to the “volatile situation” at the borders, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh told IAF leaders on Wednesday that the armed forces must be ready to respond on “short notice for any eventuality” while the Chief Air Chief Marshal (ACM) of IAF VR Chaudhari emphasized the development of a multi-domain capability to provide a “rapid and appropriate response” to any adversary mishap.

“The role of the IAF in conflict is crucial and it must harness the capabilities and opportunities offered by AI, big data processing and machine learning,” Singh said at the second biannual conference of the IAF commanders held from November 10 to 12. “The efforts in the field of indigenization through the“ Make in India ”initiative are bearing fruit and the orders of LCA Mk 1A and C-295 will open up new opportunities in the indigenous aerospace sector. ”

Regarding the process of theatricalization of the armed forces, Singh said improving interoperability is essential and the structure should evolve after carefully considering the options. The contributions of all stakeholders would be taken into account, according to the defense ministry.

Commending commanders for maintaining a high state of readiness despite the challenges of the pandemic, ACM Chaudhari emphasized joint training with the military and navy for a synergistic application of combat power. .

The commanders will reflect on situations that may affect national security and focus on measures to improve operational capability, the statement said. “The uncertainty of the geopolitical landscape makes it imperative for the armed forces to train, equip and adapt to rapid changes. “

Questions relating to strengthening training and optimizing HR policies for an efficient use of the workforce will also be addressed.