Youngsters needed for developing new military applications: Army Commander

“Therefore, the Army has decided that all young minds who have got the potential to work towards military applications of science, we need to get them into our organisations,” Lt Gen Singh said.

YOGESH SAGOTRA
Jammu, Publish Date: Jul 16 2018 12:37AM | Updated Date: Jul 16 2018 12:37AM
Youngsters needed for developing new military applications: Army CommanderFile Photo

Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command said on Sunday the army was focusing on infusing new and innovative technologies to develop military applications of science by wooing talented young minds from institutions of higher education. 

“Therefore, the Army has decided that all young minds who have got the potential to work towards military applications of science, we need to get them into our organisations,” Lt Gen Singh said. 

“We are focusing of all Indian minds which will be working on new technologies, so we will be able to produce our own things by using own minds and develop hardware that we really require.” 

The Army Commander was addressing 322 young interns from all the districts of Jammu Division, who had attended Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Science Internship Camp at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra recently.

Underlining the need for more technology-driven upgradations in defence forces, Lt Gen Singh said the army was looking for talented young minds to develop world class military applications.

“Army continues to have newer and newer thought processes in our communications, in our vehicles which are coming in and therefore we have wide range of experts in the technical fields, who joined us,” he said.

Gen Singh emphasised the need to develop new indigenous technology in the fields of missiles and medical space where a lot of money is required to carry out research and development (R&D).

“Focus is also laid on development in military applications of science like development of aircrafts, submarines, ships, higher caliber weapons etc.,” he said.

The General said more entry points have opened up for the talented young people of the country for getting into the army’s various institutions for contributing in growth of technology infusion into the organisation.  

“Early days we used to have only an entry after 12th class examination in soldering only but we felt that we need to do more because more young minds are coming, so we introduced a new scheme called technical entry scheme,” he informed.

“Aspirants who had finished or about to finish 12th standard can be considered as technical entry scheme and they cleared an examination conducted by UPSC. Once selected, the aspirants were straight away picked up for technical services.”

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