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The changing nature of warfare, rising conflicts and the never-ending great-power competition has given rise to complex geometries in global geopolitical positioning. The world's future is filled with eternal uncertainty. The advances in technology such as quantum computing. artificial intelligence and digital surveillance have transformed the military worldwide. As a driving force, technology has embedded itself in the power showbiz and has initiated an unprecedented competition between global powers including the emerging middle power. Acquiring innovative power, capacity to invent and adapting fast to new technologies is now a key determinant for all involved in the ongoing power game in the emerging new world order.

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BEL CMD wins ‘Business Leader of the Year’ Award

Defence Industry

BENGALURU. Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) Chairman & Managing Director MV Gowtama has been conferred the ‘Business Leader of the Year’ Award at the Aerospace & Defence Awards (2019) organised by International Aerospace media group at Bengaluru on February 19.

Mr Gowtama received the award from Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Arup Raha, former Chief of Air Staff. Vice Admiral (Retd) Ganesh Mahadevan and Mr Trilok Desai, Editor, International Aerospace, were present.