Army Sets Up New Quantum Computing Lab, Artificial Intelligence Centre. Details Here

New Delhi, Dec 29 (PTI): The Army has set up a quantum computing laboratory and a centre for artificial intelligence (AI) at a military engineering institute in Madhya Pradesh’s Mhow.

The two centres will carry out extensive research in developing transformative technologies for use by the armed forces.

“The Army, with support from the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), has recently established the Quantum Lab at Military College of Telecommunication Engineering, Mhow to spearhead research and training in this key developing field,” the Defence Ministry said.

It said the Indian Army is making steady and significant strides in the field of emerging technologies.

Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane visited the facility during his recent visit to Mhow.

“Indian Army has also established an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Centre at the same institution with over 140 deployments in forward areas and active support of industry and academia,” the ministry said in a statement.

It said the key thrust areas are quantum key distribution, quantum communication and quantum computing, among others.