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Become nimble, refocus on R&D and be on your toes: Sitharaman to DRDO

Mission 'Raksha Gyan Shakti' focuses on training officials in IPR (intellectual property rights) registrations and encouraging IPR culture in defence

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Nirmala Sitharaman
FILE PHOTO: Defence Minister | Photo: PTI

Defence Minister on Tuesday asked the (DRDO) to "introspect" and energise its research and development initiatives.

Launching Mission 'Raksha Gyan Shakti', an initiative that encourages scientists and technicians to register their intellectual property, she said: "should become nimble. Refocus on R&D and be on your toes."

She urged the Ministry officials to use their "imagination" to translate these innovations into success stories for the and fulfillment of defence needs by taking them to "logical conclusion".

She said innovations should not be allowed to slide into oblivion, slackened by a sense of satisfaction just by achieving numbers in registering IPR.

Mission 'Raksha Gyan Shakti' focuses on training officials in IPR (intellectual property rights) registrations and encouraging as a lesson from the past where in spite of great technological contributions to the industry, due credit was not given to the innovators.

She also asked the Ministry hierarchy to break traditional barriers to innovations in the defence sector by bringing in transparency and bridging the existing gaps.

First Published: Tue, November 27 2018. 16:04 IST
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