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HQ IDS and CSIR Sign MoU for Collaborative Research in Defence Technology

On November 23, 2023, in New Delhi, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Headquarters, Integrated Defence Staff, and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for technical collaboration and cooperative research and development in the field of Defense Technology.

Lt General JP Mathew, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC), Ministry of Defence (MoD), and Dr. N Kalaiselvi, Director General, CSIR & Secretary, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology (MoST), signed the Memorandum of Understanding.

The MoU between the HQ IDS and CSIR aims to provide an umbrella framework for initiating collaborative interaction between CSIR Labs, HQ IDS and Armed Forces, namely Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force, for enhancing scientific understanding of technologies related to defence and undertaking joint research and development in dual use technologies.

The HQ IDS and CSIR both share a common interest to undertake joint research and development in defence technologies for mutual benefit, in the true spirit of ‘scientific cooperation in support of Indian Armed Forces’. This partnership will also accelerate the indigenisation efforts of Armed Forces for achieving ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’. 

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Source: PIB

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