The Indian Army has decided to set up a Research and Development (R&D) Cell at IIT Gandhi Nagar (IIT GN) campus to identify various challenges and its solutions, Both sides have also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up the scientific cell.
Under the MoU, professional and technical knowledge including areas of mutual interest will be shared by the the Indian Army research cell with the IITGN team.
It is being anticipated that the R&D cell will closely work with the faculty and research students of IIT-Gandhinagar in various areas to identify and comprehend the challenges. The institute will also help the Indian Army in fulfilling their critical technology requirements.
According to Lt Gen Subrata Saha, the MoU is an unprecedented initiative which would result in meaningful realisation and efficient transfer of research into customised solutions for the Indian Army. “There are several issues faced by the Indian Army that needs to be addressed. For example, we can have better quality bullet proof jackets, at fast pace through such MoUs,” said Lt Gen Subrata Saha of Indian Army,” a report quoted him as saying.
Lt Gen Saha said such an unprecedented initiative would yield meaningful realisation and efficient transfer of scientific knowledge which will provide better equipments for the army and anticipated to win war with Indian solutions.