In line with government’s ‘Make In India’ initiative and the Indian Army’s need for high technology solutions for military modernisation, Dr Shantanu Bhowmik of Amrita University of Coimbatore has readied a fully indigenous technology on high performance composite material that can be used for bullet proof jackets and helmets besides its other wide range applications in defence and aviation sector.
While showing a keen interest in taking the ‘Make in India’ initiative further with Indian defence firms, the Russian defence industry has asked the Indian government to put in place some kind of a ratification mechanism (that is actually not a guarantee but some kind of official government backing) for its engagements with the private defence companies of India.
The Indian Army’s is aggressively moving ahead in its quest for ‘Winning India’s Wars with Indian Solutions’ and yet another major milestone was achieved by Indian Army, when a team led by Lt Gen Subrata Saha Dy Chief of the Army Staff signed a MoU, the fifth in the series, with IIT Bhubaneshwar on Thursday (March 16, 2017).
The government made it clear on Thursday that its plan to revive 50 airstrips and airports over a period of three years starting from 2017-18
The army is examining the possibility of establishing “trial parks” where the industry can test their offerings to the Armed forces under one roof, Deputy Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Subrata Saha said today.
A parliamentary panel today rapped the government for lower allocation of funds to the DRDO, saying it has forced the organisation to put on hold some its “major projects involving futuristic technology”.