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Lead in know-how, and shed the follower idea, says DRDO chairman

It is just by know-how that India can develop into economically sturdy, says Satheesh Reddy

It is just by know-how that India can develop into economically sturdy, says Satheesh Reddy

The time has come for the nation to steer within the new areas of technological race reasonably than simply be a follower by growing applied sciences already introduced out by different nations. It is just by know-how that the nation can develop into economically sturdy, mentioned DRDO Chairman, and Secretary, Division of Defence Analysis and Growth, G. Satheesh Reddy, on Friday.

“The follower idea ought to change and we should always try to develop into a frontrunner by a collaborative strategy between tutorial establishments and the business. Indian Area Analysis Organisation (ISRO), is already exhibiting the way in which with its rocket know-how and varied missions. Our anti-satellite tech is one other such know-how,” he advised scientists throughout the basis day lecture of the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Know-how (IICT), celebrating the 79th 12 months.

The nation can develop into self-reliant solely when it may well have full design functionality and talent to make in massive numbers with sustained high quality with fixed upgradation and life cycle upkeep in any discipline, he mentioned, and identified that the share of indigenous content material has gone up by a number of notches within the defence sector lately.

A number of steps have been taken to encourage personal sector participation in not solely making missiles but additionally bombs with the know-how growth funding elevated from ₹10 crore to ₹50 crore with 60 industries already being the beneficiaries, mentioned Dr. Reddy.

The nation does have a functionality in R&D and manufacturing as was exemplified throughout the COVID pandemic when greater than 500 industries have come as much as make PPE kits, diagnostic kits, ventilators and others from nothing in a span of few months and even exporting, he identified.

The DRDO chief hailed the contribution of CSIR-IICT in making key part for the COVID vaccine and in repurposing anti-viral medication, recalling that the institute had labored with DRDO in making navigational optical sensors utilized in ships and plane.

DST secretary S. Chandrasekhar urged scientists to begin practising zero discharge idea and mentioned this apply at lab stage will mechanically discover a place in business, as soon as the know-how switch takes place.

CSIR-IICT director D. Srinivasa Reddy additionally spoke on the event.

Awards got away to the next on the event – principal scientist Pavuluri Srinivasu, senior technical officer C. Chandrasekhar; Younger scientists award to Punna Nagender and Andugulapati Sai Balaji; Dr. R N Sarma Finest JRF award to Triya Mukherjee; Gopalkishanrao Vepachedu finest SRF award to Jadhav Sandip Bhagwan, Dr. A. Ok. Singh Memorial Finest Thesis Award to Debiparna De; Dr. A. Ok. Singh Memorial Younger Scientist Award to principal scientist Dr Rambabu Chegondi, and so forth.

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