India’s defense minister believes blockchain technology is the next step in contemporary warfare.
Speaking at an 80-nation plus envoy roundtable Monday before the country's DefExpo 2020 conference this coming February, defense minister Rajnath Singh said blockchain, artificial intelligence and big data are needed for next iteration of combat, according to The Times of India.
According to Singh :
As warfare shifts from air, land and sea engagements to cyberspace and space, Singh said countries need to develop these technologies.
The challenge now, he said, is "not just to prepare for contingencies but also to repel threats from multiple sources, and at the same time possess the ability to respond proactively if needed.”
Other nations are looking into blockchain as a tool to aid defense systems, including the U.S. Department of Defense which said this July it looking to develop a blockchain-based cybersecurity shield.
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