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DRDO PARTNERS & LINKAGES

    All these achievements would not had         induction of indigenously developed systems
been possible unless and until, specialized      and increase self-reliance of the Armed Forces.
knowledge base existed in DRDO which             The annual acquisition plan (AAP) of the
is continuously working in cutting edge          Services has been analysed and shared with all
technology domains. DRDO believes that           the labs for taking up and accelerating projects
it can achieve greater heights by working        as per the Users requirements.
in close synchronization with all its major
partners. Accordingly it has developed, built             Directorate of Interaction with
and upgraded its industrial partner base.        Services for Business (DISB) provides inputs
Today over 1000 industries are vital partners    and participates in the formulation of SQRs
in DRDO’s development programmes. This           for various projects being taken up for
number covers the entire spectrum ranging        procurement by the Services.
from Defence PSUs and OFBs to private
industries, all of whom have played a crucial             DRDO has also started an
role in the development programs of DRDO.        institutionalized mechanism of interaction
                                                 with highest decision making bodies of all
    In addition, DRDO collaborates with          three Services i.e. presentation cum discussion
other S&T organisations like Department of       by Secretary, Defence R&D with senior Armed
Space (DoS), Department of Atomic Energy         Forces Commanders during their respective
(DAE) and Council of Scientific and Industrial    bi-annual meetings. In this regard, Secretary,
Research (CSIR) for common requirements and      Defence R&D delivered talks to Air Force and
applications. DRDO is setting up specialized     Naval Commanders on 17th Oct 2016 and 25th
centers of technology in select academic         Oct 2016 respectively.
institutions of repute to work in specific areas
like propulsion, electromagnetic and robotic     6.2 DRDO-ACADEMIA
soldier. DRDO has also selectively chosen its    INTERACTIONS
global partners and has MoUs with over 30
countries worldwide for joint collaboration      6.2.1 Academia Interaction
in requisite areas with complementary work
share.                                               The following three centers for advanced
                                                 technology were established in the year 2016:
6.1 SERVICES INTERACTIONS
                                                 • Jagadish Chandra Bose Centre of Advanced
    DRDO has established mechanisms for               Technology (JCBCAT) at Jadavpur University:
regular & structured interaction with the             JCBCAT, a DRDO-Jadavpur University
Services through means of joint reviews               initiative was sanctioned in Jun 2016.
with Indian Air Force, quarterly interaction          Jadavpur University, IIT Kharagpur, NIT
meetings (QIMs) with Indian Army and                  Durgapur, IIEST Shibpur, ISI Kolkata,
synergy meetings with Indian Navy. This in            CGCRI Kolkata and IIIT Hyderabad will
turn has helped to finalise QRs and boost up the       pursue multi-institutional collaborative

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