Friday, September 23, 2011

India –UK sign agreement to develop technologies

Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Sept 23, 2011

India and UK will pool their science and engineering expertise to work on projects such as unmanned aerial vehicles, advanced explosives, and factors affecting human performance on the battlefield.

The UK MOD's Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Sir Mark Welland, has signed a Letter of Arrangement in London with Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat, Director General of India's Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

The new agreement opens the way for collaboration between scientists from DRDO and the UK's Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). A number of projects are planned to begin in coming months focused on the world-leading research facilities in Dstl and DRDO, says the High Commission spokesman.

In addition to developing new technologies for equipment, scientists will also explore better ways of defending against chemical and biological threats through protection, decontamination and medical countermeasures.

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