May 11,2011 IBNLive
Mumbai, May 11 (PTI) Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) will formally enter into a collaboration on research in various areas from the 12th Five Year Plan onwards, a top defence scientist said today. The field of research collaboration will include basic research, high power microwaves, high power laser, and high speed computation among others, Dr V K Saraswat, Director General, DRDO and Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister said at the National Technology Day Colloquium held at BARC today. "DRDO and institutions under DAE have been collaborating with each other informally but now there will be a formal collaboration between the two institutions for the development of important deliverables for the country's security," Saraswat said. "There are several fundamental problems which need to be resolved in many areas like sensors, materials and the synergy between DAE scientists and DRDO will help build India's future systems of high efficiency," he said speaking on 'Innovation through Technology in Defence'. Innovation with DAE will have to be an integrated model and it is essential that existing obstacles are removed to facilitate innovation, Saraswat said. With the warring scenarios changing with time and evolving technologies and innovations around the globe, it is important for India also to keep up this momentum of dynamic change. For this, the synergy between scientists of excellence from both DAE and DRDO is very important, he added.