DRDO's 8thTechnology Council MeetingFocuses on Integrating Technologies into Security Forces

DRDO convened its 8th Technology Council Meeting to assess integrating DRDO technologies into Central Armed Police Forces, Police, and NDRF. The meeting outlined a strategic roadmap for the next six months and showcased cutting-edge DRDO-developed products.

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DRDO's 8thTechnology Council MeetingFocuses on Integrating Technologies into Security Forces

DRDO's 8thTechnology Council MeetingFocuses on Integrating Technologies into Security Forces

The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) convened its 8th Technology Council Meeting on May 9, 2024, in New Delhi, chaired by DG Smt Chandrika Kaushik. The meeting aimed to assess the integration of DRDO technologies into the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), Police, and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

Why this matters: The integration of advanced technologies into security forces can significantly enhance their capabilities and response to emerging threats, ultimately contributing to national security and public safety. This development can also have far-reaching implications for India's self-reliance in defense technology and its ability to address internal security challenges.

Key stakeholders attended the meeting, including Inspector Generals from BSF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB, NDRF, NSG, Assam Rifles, IB, and Delhi Police, along with Advisor, MHA Smt Harcharan Kaur. Director of theDirectorate of Low Intensity Conflicts(DLIC), Achary Addanki, led the proceedings, emphasizing DLIC's pivotal role in coordinating efforts.

The meeting outlined a strategic roadmap for the next six months, facilitated by virtual participation from various DRDO laboratories nationwide. An exhibition showcased cutting-edge DRDO-developed products across multiple domains, including weapon systems, communications, internal security, VIP security, and sustenance.

The meeting underscored DRDO's commitment to advancing critical and futuristic technologies for defense purposes, aligning with the nation's quest for self-reliance. An MoU signed between DRDO and MHA in 2012 continues to facilitate theintegration of DRDO-developed technologiesand products, aiding in the modernization of Central Police and Paramilitary forces, as well as state police forces.

DRDO, the premier research organization involved in the development of critical and futuristic technologies for the Defense Services, has been working towards achieving self-reliance in defense technology. The 8th Technology Council Meeting reaffirmed DRDO's dedication to this goal and its efforts to enhance the capabilities of security forces through the integration of advanced technologies.