Part-2 of the Series – Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Indian Defence Sector


Technological superiority is increasingly going to be one of the conclusive factors in future battles. Adoption of the latest-technology in developing new warfare systems would propel us toward our goal of achieving a technological edge over the adversary.

This in turn would permit us to prevail decisively across the entire spectrum of conflict, even with reduced force levels, whilst ensuring that our forces suffer minimal casualties.

And, for this the easy accessibility of modern weapons and systems employing the latest technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) is also a paramount factor to be considered.

As this indicates that India as country is well equipped to handle threats arising from such proliferation in the most cost-effective and optimum manner.

Taking forward from our previous blog on ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Indian Defence Sector’ (, we will be bringing out the various innovative AI-based technologies currently being developed or already developed by the public and private sector towards catapulting the Indian defence industry

In this blog we have covered the ‘AI Platform Automation’ category. 


Under this category, following four (4) technologies are being developed or developing. Refer Image.

  1. Deepcatch Edge AI Platform –This technology is beneficial for Monitoring, Remote Diagnostics and analytics. Its unique featurescomprise of: –
  • Capability to connect upto 6 POE cameras
  • Improved accuracy, efficiency, and economic benefits
  • Reduced human intervention
  • Drive digital transformation at grassroot level
  • NVIDIA® JetsonTM or NVIDIA® Xavier NX embedded
  • Linux OS with board support package (BSP)
  • Supports AI deep learning models
  • Next Generation Edge AI Vision Platform which can be used for defence applications such as Drone detection, Intrusion Detection, etc.


  1. Merlin MLops – This AI based technology is capable of manage the deep learning development lifecycle. Besides, it uses the guided workflows to help beginners in choosing the right models, parameters best suited for their specific type of problems and run experiments with just a few clicks.

Its unique features comprise of: –

  • Useful for both experts and AI enthusiasts
  • Features ready-made templates and work flows
  • Annotate image, text and signal data
  • Powerful, flexible, and scalable platform to build machine learning models.


  1. iSentinel – Intelligent Automated Threat Tracking and Identification System – This system is capable of real-time monitoring of people and behaviour analytics for threat detection.

Besides, it is very effective solution for safety and security of high value assets, both defence as well as civilian in areas where terrorist / LWE threat exists.

Its unique features comprise of: –

  • Auto analysis and extraction of actionable information from video feeds
  • Intelligent identification and tracking across multiple cams
  • Software based multiple object-tracking
  • Integration with IPS (Indoor Positioning System) to identify location of objects
  • Software based image stabilization and feature/identity extraction
  • Extensible detection to humans or non-humans
  • Video summary to reduce archiving
  • Forensic


  1. System of Disseminated Parallel Control Computing in Real Time (DPCC) – The applications of technology include:
  • ZUPPA NavGati Autopilot: Replaces Man to enable Unmanned Electronic Control Systems with DPCC useful for UAV, UGV & USV
  • ZUPPA Drishti: Image processing made more efficient with DPCC used in See Through Armour (STA), Vision based Radar and ADAS
  • ZUPPA Edge: DPCC enabled Geo located Data Acquisition & Transmission from sensors applied in Industrial IoT, Asset tracking and Connected mobility
  • DPCC has been used for development across a range of defence products like See Thru Armour (STA), loitering munitions, heavy lift UAVs, UGVs, Vision based Anti-Drone systems, COTS Drones to replace Chinese DJI drones currently in use at the Unit level.

Further, its unique features comprise of: –

  • Input from IMU to stabilize free body like vehicle
  • Sensor fusion to create IMU & INS
  • Corrections to Motors to Counter Roll
  • Command to Table Right Turn
  • Eliminates time delays
  • Direct Critical control

Stay tuned for the next part of the BLOG which provides detail description of the other AI products developed/developing by DPSUs and other private companies

Jai hind!


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