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U.N. talks adjourn without deal to regulate ‘killer robots’

By Emma Farge GENEVA (Reuters) - Countries taking part in U.N. talks on autonomous weapons stopped short of launching negotiations on an international treaty to govern their use, instead agreeing…

U.N. chief urges action on ‘killer robots’ as Geneva talks open

By Emma Farge GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for new rules covering the use of autonomous weapons as a key meeting on the issue…

UAE, Israel to jointly develop unmanned military, commercial vessels

DUBAI (Reuters) - Emirati and Israeli state-owned weapons makers on Thursday signed a strategic agreement in Dubai to jointly design unmanned vessels capable of carrying out anti-submarine warfare. United Arab…

Robotic Weapons – A Moral Dilemma

Autonomous weapon systems – commonly known as killer robots – may have killed human beings for the first time ever last year, according to a recent United Nations Security Council report…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Unmanned Ground Vehicles: Augmenting Our Frontline Warriors

Outcomes in battles are a fallout of the side with better morale and will; but also the one with superior training and equipment. Indeed, all other factors considered, the side…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)