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Will AI remain the leading technology in the defence sector in 2023?

Updated: Jan 2

In the wake of the recently ended war between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Central Asia, artificial intelligence (AI) has begun to predominate the conversation among military strategists. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones used by Azerbaijan dominated the conventional ground forces of Armenia during the 44-day conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, inflicting crippling losses. The definition and control of the battlespace by inexpensive yet deadly drones while undermining mechanised forces shows a change in conventional warfare that has broad repercussions. India simply cannot afford to disregard these.