IIT Kanpur and the Indian Air Force have joined hands in their endeavour to build robust technologies both in the academic and research front in the domain of aerospace technology. To mark the initiation of the partnership, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Indian Air Force and the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur was signed on September 8, 2021 at the Air Force Headquarters, New Delhi.
The MoU was signed towards the establishment of the Air Vice Marshal Harjinder Singh, VSM Class I MBE, Chair of Excellence and Research Scholar Program (RSP) for Indian Air Force Officers.
Air Marshal Vibhas Pande AVSM VSM, Air Officer-in-Charge Maintenance (AOM) and Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director IIT Kanpur by Air Vice Marshal Rajeev Sharma, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Education) and Head of Education Branch of IAF and Prof. Jayant Kumar Singh, Dean Resources and Alumni, IIT Kanpur were present at the event.
Why did IIT Kanpur and Indian Air Force collaborate?
The rationale behind the partnership is to establish long term relationship for academic and research-based interactions and interchange of technical knowledge to foster knowledge development and promote breakthrough innovations in the domain of aerospace technology.
This significant partnership between the IIT Kanpur and IAF will create new forefronts and strengthen the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Mission and pave the way towards a self-reliant India.