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Indo-US Collaboration on Defence Production Growing

Indo-US Collaboration on Defence Production Growing

Indo-US Collaboration on Defence Production Growing

New Delhi: Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan has said that Indian companies’ collaboration with US defence production firms is growing thanks to the respect commanded by the technologies already developed in India’s scientific laboratories.
Speaking to scientists at the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), a wing of the Centre of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Chandigarh today Dr Harsh Vardhan said, “The raising of the FDI cap to 49 percent has kick-started a lot of synergies. We already have proven strengths in many areas which are at the heart of the Prime Minister’s ‘Make in India’ dream.”

Later, speaking to reporters, the Minister said that CSIR-CSIO has a head-start by having already delivered in the complex, multi-disciplinary area of “Head Up Display” (HUD—a transparent display system which allows the viewing of data without requiring the viewer to look away from the main control –which is vital in combat aircraft.

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“The Prime Minister is aware that we have arrived in the select club of HUD technology. I am glad to announce that CSIR-CSIO scientists are working on complex opto-mechatronic systems for advanced HUD and related sytems,” he said.

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