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Source: Business Line

 Context: The Indian Army has established the “Signals Technology Evaluation and Adaptation Group” (STEAG), a specialized technology unit aimed at researching and assessing next-generation communication technologies for defence applications.

  • This unit will focus on areas such as Artificial Intelligence, 5G and 6G networks, machine learning, and quantum technologies.
  • Operated under the Corps of Signals, STEAG will play a crucial role in enhancing the Army’s digital capabilities by scouting, evaluating, developing, and managing cutting-edge ICT solutions.
  • STEAG aligns with India’s goals of self-reliance in high-end communication technologies, contributing to the nation’s strategic autonomy.