Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Army Chief ensures innovation in Army to get due recognition

New Delhi, Jun 29 (UNI) Realising that innovations done by the Armed forces remain unnoticed outside the sphere of uniform, Chief of Army Staff Gen V K Singh today ensured that the ideas would be given due recognition and passed on to the outside world.

''We will ensure that various innovative ideas are harnessed to their full potential and given due recognition so as to make sure that the transition from one generation to another is able to maintain the equipment in that prime condition,'' Gen Singh said.

He was addressing the gathering during the inaugural ceremony of a two-day-long seminar-cum-exposition on ''Innovation - Marking a difference to the combat potential of Indian Army'' held at Headquarters Technical Group, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (EME).

Gen Singh noted that 15 regional technical centres, affiliated to the Army Technical Group, are existing which ensure that the latest thing in the technology is passed to the environment. These regional centres also act as a type of repository of all
the innovations that came up in that particular region, he added.

Padmashri Prof Anil K Gupta, Dr S K Mittal from Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, W Selvamurthy, Chief Controller (Life Sciences and Human Resource), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), were also present on the occasion.

The seminar was attended by various senior officers from the Army and civil with participation from Defence Public Sector Undertakings, National Innovation Foundation (NIF) and Innovators from the field Army. External agencies like Foundation of Innovation and Technology, Transfer (FITT), Department of Science and Technology, SINE IIT, Mumbai, AIMA and Institutions of Engineers also participated in the seminar.

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