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 companiesâ€™ collaboration with US defence production firms is growing thanks to the respect commanded by the technologies already developed in Indiaâ€™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, â€œThe 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 Ministerâ€™s â€˜Make in Indiaâ€™ dream.â€
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 â€œHead Up Displayâ€ (HUDâ€”a transparent display system which allows the viewing of data without requiring the viewer to look away from the main control â€“which is vital in combat aircraft.
â€œThe 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,â€ he said.