Project WARDECDate: 24 May 2022 Tags: Military
The Army Training Command has signed MoU with Rashtriya Raksha University to develop ‘Wargame Research and Development Centre’ known as ‘WARDEC’.
It will be India’s first-of-kind simulation-based training centre, which will be using artificial intelligence (AI) to design virtual reality wargames.
The army will use Wargame Research and Development Centre to train its soldiers and test their strategies.
The wargame model will be used to prepare for wars as well as counter-terror and counter-insurgency operations.
The centre will be set up in a military zone in New Delhi and will collaborate with Tech Mahindra to develop the centre in the coming three to four months.
The skills of the soldiers will be enhanced in metaverse where their surroundings will be simulated using a combination of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).
The game would be in form of player versus player, player versus computer or even computer versus computer.
Use of simulated wargames
BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP and SSB, apart from Indian army, can also use the metaverse-enabled games for better simulation.
Armies of US, Israel, and UK make use of such simulated wargames to prepare for military conflict.
Benefits for the army
It will help Indian army to use the wargame centre to train its officers in military strategies.
It will help army officials to train for all possible scenarios that can occur in a war-zone.
Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU)
The RRU comes under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and is located in Gandhinagar.
It has been declared an “institute of national importance” and specializes in national security and policing.