DRDO, IIT-KGP to collaborate on futuristic defence technology

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The DRDO has inked a deal with IIT Kharagpur to undertake collaborative research to meet the futuristic defence technological needs of the country.

The memorandum of collaboration (MoC) aims to facilitate the ongoing research programmes of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and to initiate a collaborative research and academic programme in select areas of relevance to national defence, said a statement from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur on Institute Foundation Day.

Tentative areas of collaborative research include cyber physical systems, information security, life science, energy storage devices and materials and underwater vehicles.

"These may be modified to incorporate newer areas of mutual interest. The directed basic and applied research initiatives will be aimed to achieve self-reliance in select defence technologies.

"The MoC will also facilitate bilateral mobility of faculty, research