Simulation in Military Training: Recent Developments

  • Debasis Dutta Institute for Systems Studies & Analyses, Delhi
Keywords: Training, Military training, Computer wargames, Computer simulation


Training is considered to be one of the key factors in achieving military goal. Growing concernover the increasing training costs, time, risk of life and paucity of training ranges has forced peopleto adopt newer technologies like computer simulation models, simulators and computer wargamesin military training. With the advancement of computer and communication technologies along withthe advent of other newer technologies, these tools have emerged effective and also havesignificantly less operational cost. It is also becoming possible to integrate simulators, simulationand live exercise through networking, resulting into an effective training tool. This paper highlightsthe advancement of simulation technology in military training and also highlights its applications inIndia.

Author Biography

Debasis Dutta, Institute for Systems Studies & Analyses, Delhi
Mr Debasis Wtta obtained his MSc and MPhil in Operational Research from the University ofDelhi in 1982 and 1983, respectively. He joined Institute for Systems Studies & Analyses (ISSA),Delhi, in 1984 as Scientist and has been working in the field of modelling and simulation. Since1991, he has been involved in the development of combat modelling in computer wargame packages,Shasrmj and then Sangram. He received training at the British Aerospace, UK, in softwaredevelopment of weapon systems effectiveness. His areas of research include simulation modellingof warfare and optimisation.


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DuttaD. (2013). Simulation in Military Training: Recent Developments. Defence Science Journal, 49(3), 275-285.
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