Akshat Upadhyay

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  • Lt Col Akshat Upadhyay is Research Fellow, Strategic Technologies Centre at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

    AI As A Multi-Domain Enabler For The Army

    November 21, 2023

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Lt Col Akshat Upadhyay’s article ‘AI As A Multi-Domain Enabler For The Army’ has been published by Ananta Centre, on 21 November 2023.

    Military Applications of Virtual Reality and Beyond

    The military applications of Virtual Reality include those relating to combat training and simulation.

    September 14, 2023

    S-70 Okhotnik UCAV Debuts on the Russia–Ukraine Battlefield

    UCAVs can impose a major decision dilemma on the adversary and act as a part of a combined arms offensive in the air, in their role as ‘loyal wingman’ for manned fighter jets.

    July 31, 2023

    US Voluntary Code of Conduct on AI and Implications for Military Use

    The suggestions being offered to rein in the advancements in AI need to move into the domain of regulation, to ensure that the unwarranted effects of these technologies do not spill over onto the modern battlefield.

    July 28, 2023

    ‘Swarm Troopers’ by David Hambling: Potential and omnipresence of drones

    July 03, 2023

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Lt Col Akshat Upadhyay’s review of David Hambling’s book ‘Swarm Troopers’ titled ‘‘Swarm Troopers’ by David Hambling: Potential and omnipresence of drones’ has been published in ‘The Tribune’.

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    Absorption of Emerging Technologies in Armed Forces

    Critical and Emerging Technologies have become essential components in the modern warfighting domain.

    March 01, 2023

    Role of Semiconductors in India's National Security

    The Indian government has rightly given a clarion call for India to be a Chip Maker rather than a Chip Taker. The requirement of semiconductors in India's national security domain has become critical since they form the substrate of every important activity in the country - from the economic to the military domain.

    Integrated Rocket Force: A Timely Idea

    The Pralay surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 150–500 kms can be the focal point of an Integrated Rocket Force and provide critical deterrent capabilities.

    January 24, 2023

    Counter UAS Technologies for India: A Prognosis

    Unmanned systems pose grave threat to several countries and their interests due to a number of reasons: low barrier of entry into the procurement sector, commercial availability off the shelf (COTS), ubiquity, persistence and low radar cross section (RCS). Due to this, counter drone systems have been either deployed piecemeal or existing air defence systems have been used to fill the gap. The Indian Armed Forces have a very limited experience of dealing with either drones or counter-drone systems in an operational environment. The Jammu attack using improvised drones was a wake-up call.

    October-December 2022

    Embedded Rivalry: Technology as an Arbiter in US–China Great Power Competition

    Technology as an Arbiter of the US–China great power rivalry is starkly visible in both countries' recently released national security documents.

    November 22, 2022