DRDO signs pact with its British counterpart

DRDO has signed a Letter of Arrangement (LOA) with its British counterpart Defence Science and Technology Laboratory to facilitate collaborative research and industry academia participation in defence technology.

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2011, 21:36 PM IST

New Delhi: DRDO has signed a Letter of
Arrangement (LOA) with its British counterpart Defence Science
and Technology Laboratory to facilitate collaborative research
and industry academia participation in defence technology.

The LOA was signed by DRDO Chief and Scientific Adviser
to Defence Minister Dr V K Saraswat and United Kingdom`s Chief
Scientific Adviser (CSA) Sir Mark Welland on September 16 in
London, DRDO officials said here.

"The signing of LOA marks an important milestone in the
technical collaboration between the two countries and a number
of projects are being planned to commence in coming months,"
they said.

Expressing confidence that the LOA will further
strengthen technical collaboration and mutual relations
between the two countries, Welland said, "India is one of the
fastest growing economies in the world and is a power house of
technology."

Indian and British scientists will be working together on
technologies to face their country`s defence and security
challenges, thanks to the new agreement, Welland said.

PTI