Subhasish writes draft National Encryption Policy (NEP) was formulated by an Expert Group set up by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) and was released in Sep 2015 for comments and suggestions from the public. However, the draft was withdrawn as some of its provisions were criticised by activists and experts. Even after two years DeitY is yet to release a new draft of the policy.
Anurag Dwevidi Writes: I had recently written about the excessive hype surrounding Low Cost UAV Swarms. There is a similar hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the battlefield, often encountered in conjunction with Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAWs). In this fantasy world human soldiers will soon be replaced by robots.
IS Panjrath writes: Given their attributes, swarm drones truly represent military hardware of the future whose successful development and deployment depends on niche software and robotic technology.