DRDO organises 8th Technology Council Meeting to review the status of induction of DRDO technologies into CAPFs, Police & NDRF

Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) organised the 8th Technology Council Meeting in New Delhi on May 09, 2024.

Notably, DRDO is the premier agency under the Ministry of Defence of the Government of India, which develops defence technologies, systems/products that are required for Indian Armed Forces.

The meeting was held to review the status of induction of DRDO technologies into the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), Police and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

Various DRDO laboratories from across the country participated in the meeting virtually.

The meeting had active participation and was successful in consolidating the progress achieved. It also laid out a roadmap of activities for the next six months.

An exhibition of various DRDO-developed products was also organised as part of the meeting, where latest technologies across diverse domains such as Weapon systems, Communications, Internal security, VIP security, Sustenance etc were showcased.

DG (Production, Coordination & Services Interaction) Smt Chandrika Kaushik chaired the meeting, which was attended by IGs of BSF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB, NDRF, NSG, Assam Rifles, IB and Delhi Police.

Advisor, MHA Smt Harcharan Kaur also participated in the meeting. Shri Sangita Rao

Director, Directorate of Low Intensity Conflicts (DLIC) Achary Addanki steered the meeting. DLIC is the nodal agency coordinating the same.

DRDO is the premier research organisation involved in development of critical and futuristic technologies for the Defence Services towards achieving self-reliance.

To aid in the modernisation of Central Police and Paramilitary forces under MHA and the state police forces, an MoU had been signed between DRDO and MHA in 2012 to induct DRDO developed technologies and products into these forces.

Source: https://pib.gov.in/