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Indian Defense Ministry launched Defense India Startup Challenge for armed forces

Indian Defense Ministry launched Defense India Startup Challenge for armed forces
Indian Defense Ministry launched Defense India Startup Challenge for armed forces
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New Delhi sources stated that Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday called upon startups to develop technologies and weapons for the Indian armed forces. Sitharaman told startups in this tech hub “We (Ministry of Defense) want you to provide Indian solutions to problems faced by the armed forces and by in-digenization, India doesn't need to import many of the products that we do".



She said "India wants its sectors disrupted through technological advancements," at the launch of "Defense India Startup Challenge", a national contest for startups to develop arms and technologies for the defense sector. Meanwhile the minister added the “Indigenization has been a priority for India, however, we did not indigenize sufficiently enough", further addressing a gathering of 200 startups, incubators and defense officials at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Convention Centre in the city centre.

Indian Defense Ministry launched Defense India Startup Challenge for armed forces

Moreover through the contest, startups, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and individual researchers and academic institutions can take part in 11 different categories of creating technologies and products that can be used by the armed forces. An official statement said “The contest is in line with the Innovations for Defense Excellence (IDEX) scheme announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier in April during Defense Expo in Chennai, to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in defense sector”.

Indian Defense Ministry launched Defense India Startup Challenge for armed forces

Indian Defense Ministry launched Defense India Startup Challenge for armed forces
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