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Raksha Mantri releases the 10th edition of Brahmand World Defence Update 2021

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Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon'ble Defence Minister of India on 03rd February 2021 released the 10th edition of global military yearbook 'Brahmand World Defence Update 2021' at the BrahMos Aerospace pavilion during the 1st day of Aero India 2021 in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Photo: BNS

BENGALURU (BNS):  Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Defence Minister of India on 03rd February 2021 released the 10th edition of global military yearbook ‘Brahmand World Defence Update 2021’ at the BrahMos Aerospace pavilion during the 1st day of Aero India 2021 in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

The yearbook was released in the presence of Dr. Sudhir K Mishra, DS & DG (BrahMos), DRDO and CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace.

General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Defence Staff, has penned the ‘Foreword’ for the book.

In its latest edition, the yearbook – an initiative of India-Russia JV entity BrahMos Aerospace – has made an exclusive inclusion of ‘Military Applications of Artificial Intelligence’ of six powerful nations, namely China, India, Israel, Russia, UK and the USA in addition to the comprehensive coverage of military data of 113 countries worldwide.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as the new “strategic technology” of 21st century. The gradual advancement of AI, having dual applications in both civilian and military spheres, has already started to influence our everyday lives from "behind the scenes". Several countries are investing heavily to make AI a highly integral part of their military platforms, weapon systems, networks and operations. Even while at a nascent stage in the military domain, AI nevertheless has already started to influence and reshape the functioning of a few powerful countries of the world.

‘Brahmand World Defence Update 2021’ has listed in detail about such advanced systems possessed by few powerful nations in the world.

Besides, it has provided incisive, comprehensive and up-to-date facts, figures and data on the armed forces of 113 countries worldwide with the objective to give a comprehensive assessment of the present-day global military order.

The yearbook has covered each country’s overall military capability by listing its existing weapons' inventory, ongoing/ future arms procurement plans and annual defence spending besides detailing important political & defence personnel along with the country’s core conflict areas.

It has also provided detailed strategic information on 33 leading countries selected from each continent/region with key focus on their geopolitical importance, strategic relations, threat perception, defence capabilities and defence budget trends.

Like all its previous editions, ‘Brahmand World Defence Update 2021’ promises to be a vital source of reference for the armed forces and defence establishments and also for the global arms manufacturers, research institutions, academia, think-tanks, Captains of industries and even for the general readers keen to know about latest global military developments and trends.

The yearbook is published by Pentagon Press.

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