India, Japan to Collaborate on AI, Robotics for Defense

India and Japan will work together to introduce artificial intelligence and robotics in the defense sector by the end of January. Kentaro Sonoura, national security adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said, “You should expect to see increased bilateral cooperation to develop unmanned ground vehicles and robotics.”

The Center for Artificial Intelligence, India’s leading lab that works on AI, has been working on robotics since last year and it said that it will equip India’s armed forces with a host of robots that can work as a part of any team, much like the soldiers.

Graphic of a robot soldier

Japan is aiming for a “free and open Indo-Pacific.”  This was a coming together of Japan’s Indo-Pacific policy and India’s Act East policy. “We need to share the importance of rule of law and freedom of navigation among related countries. The next step is infrastructure development based on global standards, so that connectivity among countries is increased. The third step would be maritime law enforcement and disaster management that would ensure the stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region,” he said.

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California-based management consultant Gunjan Bagla runs Amritt, a consulting firm helping American companies to succeed in India. Amritt is the trusted advisor for India market research, India business development, India market entry, Global Engineering, Global Technology Scouting, India R&D and Open Innovation. Gunjan is author of "Business in 21st Century India: How to Profit Today from Tomorrow’s Most Exciting Market" (Hachette Book Group, 2008), Amazon's top rated title on the subject. He has appeared as the India Expert on BBC Television, Bloomberg TV, Fox Cable Business and has been quoted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter and Business Week for his expertise on India.

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