Need identify dual-use technologies that can be used for both military, civilian agencies: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh while addressing an event organized by the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO),  said on Monday that India needs to focus on developing dual-use technologies for both military and civilian agencies and special attention should be paid to research and development for manufacturing state-of-the-art defense platforms the defence minister said the demand for military equipment is increasing around the world because of border disputes, global security concerns,  and developments in the maritime sphere, and India must focus to enhance its domestic defense industry. Singh said that no corner of the world is left untouched by the changes seen in areas of strategic affairs, military power, trade, economy, and communication.

He went on to say ''Today, when we are talking about private sector participation for development of defense equipment, it is our utmost concern to strengthen, equip and make them ready for the new role,''  He said, ''Countries around the world are focusing on military modernization and demand for military equipment has gone up given global security concerns, border disputes, and developments in the maritime domain,'' Singh said, adding that the need for giving special attention to research and development for manufacturing military equipment.

''We need to develop dual-use technologies so as to benefit both military and civilian sides.. We have to put special attention on research and development to provide state-of-the-art equipment to our armed forces,'' he said. He also said work is underway with a focus on futuristic technologies like nano-technology, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and robotic technologies.


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