Defence Minister Rajnath Singh additionally accepted efforts of institutes in Covid analysis area. (File)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that if India achieves advance in technology, it can become a superpower.
He said this while acclamation acceptance and advisers actuality at the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), a accounted university of the Defence Analysis and Development Organisation (DRDO).
Mr Singh said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to demography the country on the aisle of advance in analysis and innovation.
"Some initiatives accept been started by the defence admiral to accomplish advance in analysis and addition through aggregate efforts from armed forces, industries and academia and it can appear alone through alternate compassionate and by administration ability and best practices," he said.
Mr Singh said that the defence admiral has created a belvedere alleged "iDEX" (innovation for aegis excellence) to appoint and allure new aptitude and to get acreage acquaintance and inputs from the armed armament cadre from the acreage as it has got aegis importance.
He added that the Centre has allocated Rs 1,000 crore for iDEX. Besides that the government has additionally allocated Rs 500 crore to advance analysis and addition in aerospace and defence by acknowledging 300 startups, he added.
Talking about his contempo appointment to Nagpur and giving archetype of acknowledged commitment of one lakh duke grenades produced by a clandestine amateur to the Indian Army in bristles months, Mr Singh said that the close had exported agnate duke grenades to Indonesia at a college cost.
The Indian amount for anniversary duke armament is Rs 3,400 and the aggregation exported agnate grenades to Indonesia at over Rs 7,000 apiece, he said.
"My point is that if we accomplish advance in technology, India can become a superpower. It can become a cool bread-and-butter power," he said.
Mr Singh additionally accepted the efforts of the institutes for demography nine patents in the Covid analysis area.
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