What is Indian Army Sainya Ranakshetram 2.0 ?
The Indian Army organised the second edition of ‘Sainya Ranakshetram’ under the aegis of HQ Army Training Command (ARTRAC) from October 2022 to January 2023. Sainya Ranakshetram, a Hackathon, aims to seek operational solutions to cyber challenges. The event aims to jump-start and telescope the development time for innovative solutions in the field of Cyber Security.
As per the information released by the Indian Defence Ministry, Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Manoj Pande facilitated the prize winners of the event during a virtual function on January 17. The event sought to find indigenous talent in niche domains whilst providing a platform to enhance the training standards in the domains of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ ML), Security Software Coding, Cyber Deterrence and Electro Magnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO).
Sayanya RanaKshetram 2.0 – Major points
- The event is aimed at providing a platform to identify indigenous talent in niche domains and improve the standard of training in domains of Cyber Deterrence, Security Software Coding, Electro Magnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO), and Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ ML).
- It was open for all Indian citizens to participate in an individual/team manner.
- The “SAINYA RANAKSHETRAM 2.0” Workshop has facilitated engagement with the intrinsic talent at levels of individuals, academia, and organizations leading to the identification of suitable talent in the field of Cyber Security both within the Defence forces in the civil academia.
- The identified talent can further be utilized for focused engagement resulting in fast-track development of cyber security tools and techniques.
SAINYA RANAKSHETRAM 2.0
The Cyber Threat Seminar cum Workshop was conducted under four sub-events which consisted of the following activities –
Secure Software Coding – It aimed to engage with academia in the field of securing software programs and finding talent competent enough to undertake cyber security requirements in software code.
ESMO: The aim of conducting this sub-event was to find a solution to implement an Indian Army-specific version of the Secure Wi-Fi stack in order to increase the levels of security.
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning: NLP Processing and Decoding of Radio Intercepts. This sub-event aimed to create an Al stack for addressing the translation and decryption of multilingual radio transmissions.
Cyber Deterrence: Capture the Flag (CTF). This was a seven-stage cyber security exploitation challenge meant for the identification of talent for enhancing existing Cyber Security setup.