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DRDO Labs chief warns of security issues in technologies

Honour:V.K. Saraswat, Scientific Advisor to Defence Ministry and chief of the DRDO Laboratories receives memento from SVU Vice-Chancellor W. Rajendra in Tirupati on Friday. —PHOTO: K.V. POORNACHANDRA KUMAR
Honour:V.K. Saraswat, Scientific Advisor to Defence Ministry and chief of the DRDO Laboratories receives memento from SVU Vice-Chancellor W. Rajendra in Tirupati on Friday. —PHOTO: K.V. POORNACHANDRA KUMAR

Vijay Kumar Saraswat, Scientific Advisor to Defence Ministry and Chief of the DRDO Laboratories, has urged the academia to take cognizance of ‘Vision 2050’ and plan research activities to achieve the goal.

Addressing professors at Sri Venkateswara University here on Friday, Dr.Saraswat said the academia and researchers of all universities should take up fruitful research in their respective domains that should help in development of the industry and the nation at large. “The inspiring research taken up by a university helps achieve the ‘Centre of Excellence’ tag, which could lead to the DRDO declaring it as an ‘MoU institution”.

He made it clear that ‘blue sky research’ would take the varsities nowhere and it required tangible results to prove performance, indicating that funds would never be a constraint.

Dr. Saraswat said that by 2050, several security issues could crop up in the fields of information technology, space technology and cyber technology, hinting at the need for the researchers to study the vulnerability angle. He asked the academics to approach the DRDO by forming themselves into department-wise core groups to ensure accountability, responsibility and ease of access, while assuring all support to such projects. Vice-Chancellor W. Rajendra thanked Dr. Saraswat for his address to his faculty members and felicitated him with a memento on the occasion.

Physics professor S.Buddhudu read out the guest’s profile and Dean (College Development Council) Srikanth Reddy introduced the speaker, while Rector M.A.K. Sukumar proposed the vote of thanks.


  • Varsities should take up fruitful research activities, says Saraswat

  • ‘DRDO will declare the varsity which will take up an inspiring research as an MoU institution’



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