India has recently announced its partnership with Finland to work towards quantum computing. The partnership between the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at Pune and Finland’s Aalto University has created a high probability of getting its first quantum computer.
Alongside, the Government of India’s allocation of ₹8,000 crores towards quantum computing under the National Mission on Quantum Technologies and Applications further strengthens the desire of the country to be not left behind.
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has also recently launched the Quantum-Enabled Science & Technology (QuEST) program to lay the groundwork for building quantum computers in India.
The idea of jointly developing a quantum computer with the use of AI and 5G technology is an important area of collaboration for both countries. The partnership will have the leverage to deploy the latest technologies available In both countries.
Quantum technology has been given a massive boost in India’s latest budget, receiving 80 billion rupees (US$1.12 billion) over five years as part of a new national quantum mission.
In 2018, a quantum-technology research program received US$27.9 million over five years, as part of the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems.