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India outlines defence innovation initiatives

12 November 2019
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India has outlined a range of new initiatives to support the development of defence industrial innovation in new and small businesses.

According to the Ministry of Defence (MoD), the initiatives – part of a wider defence innovation drive – are intended to support the growth of 250 “startup” businesses in India in the next five years and the development of at least “50 tangible innovations” in the defence industry.

The measures were announced by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at an event in New Delhi on 11 November to showcase accomplishments achieved through the MoD’s ‘Innovations for Defence Excellence’ (iDEX) scheme, which was launched in 2018.

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