Akshat Upadhyay

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  • Akshat Upadhyay is Research Fellow, Strategic Technologies Centre at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. .

    Indian Armed Forces push for integrating niche technologies

    August 15, 2022

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Lt Col Akshat Upadhyay’s article ‘Indian Armed Forces push for integrating niche technologies’ has been published in the Financial Express on 15 August 2022.

    While the gamut of emerging technologies is largely comprising areas seemingly unconnected such as AI, blockchain, VR/AR, 5G connectivity, quantum technology, the aim is to transfer the cognitive load from humans to machines, freeing them to perform higher cognitive tasks and aiding in decision making processes, says Lt Col Upadhyay.

    Facial Recognition Technology and Counter-Terror Operations

    The challenges associated with facial recognition technology (FRT) need to be studied in detail before deploying them in counter-insurgency/counter-terror operations.

    August 05, 2022

    Decimating Democracy in 140 Characters or Less: Pakistan Army’s Subjugation of State Institutions through Twitter

    The Directorate General of Inter Services Public Relations (DG-ISPR), or the Pakistan Army’s media wing has perfected the form of subverting democracy and showcasing the dominant position of the Army in the entire Pakistani polity. This article sets out to prove the same in a quantified manner. By analysing almost 25 tweets from the official account of DG-ISPR in the period 2016 −18, the article tries to quantify, using the Merkel-Croissant model of embedded democracy, the priorities of the Pakistan Army.

    March 2019

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