Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on Wednesday said the nature of warfare had changed significantly in the last few years. The advent of new technologies and cross-linking of ‘physical’, ‘digital’ and ‘cognitive’ domains had complicated warfighting.
He was addressing military delegates of more than 50 countries at Aero India here at the special conclave.
The topic of the conclave was to address technological advances, changing threat matrix and evolution of airpower.
The exponential technological progress made in the last few years has made the realm of warfare more complex. “The low cost and easy availability of simple disruptive technology like drones with small state and non-state actors have made them more lethal, agile and capable of generating disproportionate effects,” the IAF Chief said. The IAF was closely observing unmanned, manned-unmanned teaming and anti-drone technologies, he said.