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DRDO Herbal Drug Lukoskin Finding Huge Takers, Says AIMIL Healthcare

Till now, more than one lakh patients suffering from the skin condition, also known as leucoderma, have been treated with Lukoskin, with an average success rate of 70 per cent

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Time To Step Up Defence Innovation & Modernization; Services Must Be The Primary Driving Force Behind All Defence R&D

Modernization is an inescapable and inexorable need of the defence forces in India. The thrust on technology and innovation is an imperative for both the establishment and industry. Instead of adopting a lead role in technological innovation in drone and anti- drone capability by virtue of the available expertise in IT, the country scrambled to hastily acquire even basic equipment. In the face of each crisis, the Armed Forces end up looking far and beyond and yet again initiate a complex cycle of procurement with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), mostly foreign. What is the way out then? The Indian Armed Forces must step into the role of the soldiers- scientist, taking ownership of the weaponry and technology that they depend on, to defend our country, writes Manish Kumar Jha.

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Govt. Must Consider Reintroduction Of Tax Incentives For R&D In Defence: Jayant D. Patil, L&T

Time-lags have proved a hurdle for defence equipment procurement in India, which is why the private sector L&T Defence’s ahead- of- schedule delivery of 100 of the K9 Vajra to the Indian Army is path-finding. L&T Defence heralds a new chapter in defence production in India, standing out as a leader with next-gen technology that ranges from the potential light tank to next generation submarines under the P75 I. Jayant D.Patil, Whole-time Director and Sr. Executive VP (Defence & Smart Technologies) - L&T, is a key force behind these game-changing initiatives and unprecedented transformation that the Indian defence industry is witnessing. In a free-wheeling chat with BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha, he addresses wide-ranging topics on technological innovation for the Indian Armed Forces.

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Integrated Theatre Commands Considered A Necessity Since Kargil War And Will Gradually Unfold Over The Years: Indian Army Chief Gen M.M. Naravene

Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane speaks exclusively with BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha on the Indian Army’s steady march into the next era. The Indian Army is one of the world’s finest institutions hallmarked by its strength, historical glory and impeccable peace-keeping record. The institution has needed far reaching reforms in the new century in its continuing quest for modernization. Gen Naravane speaks on a range of topics including Integrated Theatre Commands, artillery modernization, the LAC Standoff with China, military equipment and new tech such as anti-drone capability, the OFB, defence industry, the procurement process, J&K and the situation in Afghanistan and his initiative to have an independent human rights cell within IA--its unique and humane nature. Excerpts:

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DRDO Successfully Test-Fires Anti-Tank Guided Missile; Paves Way For Production For Army

The missile is being developed to strengthen the combat capabilities of the Indian Army.

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Mankind Pharma Gets DRDO Nod To Manufacture, Market Covid Drug 2-DG

The clinical trials for 2-DG were conducted by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a lab of DRDO, in association with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories

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The Tiger Lands On Its Feet

Combined efforts of young minds, researchers, industrialists, and entrepreneurs catalysed by synergized capabilities and support from our Government has helped us face the bull by its horns.

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Honeywell Partners With DRDO To Ramp Up Oxygen Production

The technology enables adsorption of nitrogen from air using a pressure or vacuum swing system to obtain oxygen purity up to 95 per cent and the same is used for manufacturing oxygen concentrators as well.

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In A Major Policy Thrust Defence Ministry Sets The Second List Of 108 Military Items Under Self-Reliance & Defence Exports

Defence Ministry today notified the 'second List' to boost indigenisation in the Defence sector. Defence Minister approved a proposal of the Department of Military Affairs, Ministry of Defence (MoD) to notify the ‘Second Positive Indigenisation List’ of 108 items. MoD sets the export target of Rs 35,000 crore as Indian defence industry is striving to be part of the global defence value chain and one of the leading countries in the defence sector.

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India's DRDO With Dr Reddy Develop Anti-Covid19 Drugs For Faster Recovery

Amid the exploding Covid19 cases in country, DCGI approves anti-COVID drug developed by DRDO for emergency use. As per Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, clinical trial results have shown that this molecule helps in faster recovery of hospitalised patients and reduces supplemental oxygen dependence. Higher proportion of patients treated with 2-DG showed RT-PCR negative conversion in COVID patients.

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Transport Ministry Pitches For Fire Detection, Alarm System On All New School, Intercity Buses

The fire alarm system shall be installed according to the system manufacturer's installation manual and the fire shall be detected and the warning signal shall be activated within 30 seconds after ignition of test fire

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India's First And Crucial Defence Strategic Partnership Mechanism For Submarines Is Ready: Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar

Defence is as about security as crucial it is for the economy and technology. The inherent opportunity and challenges both lie in building capabilities for our industry and so the armed forces. India marks at the threshold of such breakthroughs in defense & aerospace--if the policies set forth rightly and implemented in spirit. India's Defence Secretary, Dr Ajay Kumar with his tech background is at the crucial juncture to drive policies within the complexity of defence industrial ecosystem that India must not loose the momentum at any cost. BW Businessworld's Defence Editor Manish Kumar Jha interacts with Defence Secretary on such policies issues exclusively. Interaction touches upon: Defence Export, Startups, Offsets, SP Model, MMRCA-2, OFs, NUH and crucial aero engine among others.

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DRDO’s Light Tank Will Be Power Pack As “The Highest Altitude Operable Tank In The Globe”: G. Satheesh Reddy, Chairman DRDO

DRDO is tasked to empower India for building capability in defence –that not only limited to armed forces but it is now about technology for today and future which is foundational to growing defence economy. Last year, in the wake of precarious situation at LAC, despite the Covid 19, DRDO had some of the best moment of technological breakthrough with avant garde R&D, speedier trials and turnaround delivery so far. Besides such feet recently, It does get fair and unfair amount of criticism which it carries from the past record and legacy issues. In a first, Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary DDR&D and Chairman DRDO speaks with Manish Kumar Jha on the entire gamut of current and futuristic projects that will be definitive for India in the world of defence, security and aerospace.

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DRDO Conducts Successful Flight Test Of SFDR Missile Propulsion System

The SFDR missile propulsion technology is available only with a handful of countries in the world

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Rajnath inaugurates DRDO skill centre for fire safety training

Rajnath inaugurates DRDO skill centre for fire safety training

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