The labs which are located in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad, will work on a key advanced technology of importance to the development of futuristic defence systems
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 02 January, 2020 inaugurated five Young Scientists Laboratories of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DYSLs) in Bengaluru underscoring the role of these labs in “shaping the pattern of research and development in the field of emerging technologies in the country.”
The labs which are located in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad, will work on a key advanced technology of importance to the development of futuristic defence systems namely, artificial intelligence, quantum technologies, cognitive technologies, asymmetric technologies and smart materials, according to a statement issued by the PMO.
The PM also asked scientists to prepare a ‘definite’ roadmap for the new decade where DRDO should be able to set the direction and pace of scientific research in various fields in India
Heaping praises on India’s missile programme, PM dubbed it as one of the outstanding programmes in the world and also lauded the Indian space programme and air defence systems saying that the government is willing to walk the extra mile with the scientific community so that it can invest time in emerging technologies and innovations for national security.
Referring to the government’s Make in India initiative, PM Modi said that the DRDO innovations will play a huge role in promoting a “vibrant defence” sector in the country.