reddy: Center has earmarked Rs 1,200 cr to help academic defense research, says DRDO chief

The Union government has earmarked Rs 1,200 crore for academic defense research, G Satheesh Reddy, chairman of the First Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), said on Sunday. Speaking online at the third edition of Ahmedabad Design Week hosted at Karnavati University, Reddy said there were vast opportunities for young people to work on innovative products in the design sector. defense.

“Universities are fundamental for the development of technology. DRDO has worked with about 300 academic institutions and 1,200 academics are associated with defense research in these institutions. Nearly Rs 1,200 crore has been allocated to support these institutions , Gujarat University being one of them,” Reddy says.

Reddy, who is also secretary of the Department of Defense R&D, said the need was not just to manufacture for India but for the world, and that required cutting edge technology to produce high quality products. quality.

Speaking on the occasion, Rear Admiral Rahul Kumar Shrawat, who is CMD of Naval Group India, said that there is great potential for modern technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity in the Indian Navy.

“India has become self-sufficient in shipbuilding. Currently, more than 40 ships on order are being built in Indian shipyards,” he said.

Addressing the students, Dr. Amit Prashant, official director of Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, said that design and technology have always walked together. He said there was a need to focus on strength by collaborating with industry, academia and government.

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