India: To counter IED threats, Army to use artificial intelligence e-tool


As the threat from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the country continues unabated, the Army is developing an artificial intelligence based e-tool for analysing past incidents and developing customised decision support models.

Called IED Database Management and Analytical Platform (IDMAP), the project is being executed by engineering training institutions and technical establishments under the aegis of the Army Training Command, sources said.

IEDs are defined as “homemade” bombs of varying shape and size, generally fabricated by terrorists or criminal elements from explosives and other openly available materials. These can be disguised as items of common use or be placed in bags and vehicles. IEDs can be quite effective against security forces as well as the public.

The terror attack in Pulwama earlier this year that killed 40 CRPF personnel is a recent example of an IED attack.

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Source: The Tribune