Dr. G Satheesh Reddy Secretary DDR&D and Chairman DRDO said that under the new DRDO policy, Transfer of Technology and patents including life science, missile technology has been provided to entrepreneurs free of cost to boost the defence manufacturing process in the country.
IIM Shillong observed the 6th death anniversary of late former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. The event was conducted virtually by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis.
Dr Reddy delivered a talk on “Building Future Defence Capabilities – Strategic Strides” and stressed on the need of building an indigenous defence system in the country as almost 50% of the defence contents/technologies were imported from outside the country.
He emphasized in the ‘Make in India’ initiative which greatly depends on knowing the ‘Know-how’ & ‘Know-why’ of technology development for creating self-sustainability in the country. He also stressed on increasing the export potential while reducing the imports of such technologies to become a self-reliant country.
Dr. Reddy emphasised on the ‘Quantum Communication between two DRDO laboratories’ which demonstrates a safe and secured communications during the time of need.