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DIAT working to provide pool of technologists for indigenisation of defence manufacturing: Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh

Updated: August 28, 2021 10:53 am
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh visited Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), a deemed to be University, for its 6thGeneral Body Meeting on 27th August 2021.He is Chairman & Chancellor of the Institute.Speaking on the occasion, he said, it is a matter of great pride that DIAT has been contributing towards nation building by conducting advanced courses in science and technology related to defence and national security.

Shri Rajnath Singh said, “The vision of our honourable PM is to make our nation self-reliant –‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.  Towards this, we have initiated several steps for indigenisation of defence technologies and manufacturing in the country. These initiatives require large pool of technologists armed with skills of future warfare.”

Raksha Mantri expressed happiness that DIAT has taken proactive role in this direction by opening new schools in the areas of Quantum Technology, Robotics and Automation and Defence Technology. Such augmentation with eminent professors of Indian origin and collaboration with recognised foreign institutes will transform the institute into a frontier technology centre.He also mentioned that DIAT has started interdisciplinary research and teaching programme in the area of Quantum Technologies and Robotics. He also witnessed some demonstrations in these technologies.

Raksha Mantri expressed satisfaction that DIAT has been conducting online certificate courses for the benefit of the young engineering professionals in Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security which are the preliminaries for future information security and war-gaming. “It is heartening to note that 1,500 young professionals have already been trained by DIAT,” he added. These steps lead to self-reliance in critical defence technologies. In recent years, intake of studentsin M Tech, MSc and PhD are continuously increasing with better quality of students. Books, patents and paper publications are increasing, exhibiting the academic growth of the institute.

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