• Mon. Jun 17th, 2024

Secretary Department of Defence R&D & Chairman DRDO Visits DRL-DRDO Tezpur

Secretary of the Department of Defence R&D and Chairman of DRDO, Dr. Samir V Kamat, along with Director General (Life Sciences), Dr. U K Singh, visited the Defence Research Laboratory (DRL) of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in Tezpur on 23 May.

The distinguished guests were warmly welcomed by Dr. DV Kamboj, Director of DRL, who provided an in-depth overview of the laboratory’s pivotal role and significant achievements. Dr. Kamboj highlighted DRL Tezpur’s expertise in areas such as vector control, water quality enhancement, pharmaceutical technology and bio-waste management. He also outlined the laboratory’s new R&D directions, which include soldier support for jungle warfare, signature mitigation and entomological biothreat prediction and mitigation.

Addressing the audience Dr. U K Singh, Director General (Life Sciences), emphasized the importance of establishing collaborations with academia and industry for translational research that directly benefits the Armed Forces. He reiterated the necessity for DRDO, along with its academic and industry partners, to address the challenges faced by soldiers in the forward areas of the Northeast.

Chairman DRDO, Dr. Samir V Kamat, commended the scientists, officers, and staff of DRL for their dedicated contributions. He urged them to reaffirm their commitment to national service by delivering cutting-edge technologies that enhance the nation’s strength and self-reliance. Dr. Kamat also stressed the importance of reformation and transformation in optimizing the performance of an R&D organization.

In a significant move, Dr. Kamat handed over the Licensing Agreements for the Transfer of Technology of Anti-microbial bed sheets and Anti-bed bug bed sheets to three industries. Additionally, he released the Annual Report of DRL, which highlights the laboratory’s progress and achievements over the past year.

This visit underscores the vital role of DRL-DRDO Tezpur in advancing defense technologies and its unwavering commitment to supporting the nation’s armed forces.

(Source: Lt Col Mahendra Rawat PRO, Defence, Guwahati)

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