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Technology becoming key driving force for defence as parameters of war change: Narendra Modi to DRDO

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 10:34am IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: dna webdesk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that there is need for ingenuity in defence research and working at a faster pace to make India a global leader, while addressing at a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) award function. 

Prime Minister further said, "Our scientists work very hard, they sacrifice a lot and that is when they come out with something in interest of mankind. Are our scientists getting the opportunity to interface with army personnel? When this happens it will be very good. Scientists should come out with innovative ideas to make life more comfortable for jawans".

PM Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley at a DRDO award function.

He further asked, "If the world will finish something in 2020 can we do it by 2018? The challenge before us is how we complete work before time. The world is changing very fast so are the parameters of war, defence. technology is becoming a key driving force."

Expressing the need to ulitise raw talent Modi said  "Let us identify universities in this field and then associate a scientist with the university. It will help the students. We need labs in India which utilize raw talent, which employ people only below the age of 35."

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