New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) and IIT Madras have inked an agreement for various developmental projects to support the requirements of the IAF. The Indian Air Force said in a statement that a Memorandum of Understanding or MoU was signed by Air Commodore S Bahuja, Command Engineering Officer (Systems), Headquarters Maintenance Command, IAF and Professor H S N Murthy, Head of Department Aerospace Engineering IIT Madras, at Air Force Station, Tughlakabad, Delhi.
The Joint Partnership between IAF and IIT-M aims to accelerate IAF’s indigenisation efforts for achieving ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’.
Under the ambit of MoU, IAF has identified key focus areas involving technology development and finding indigenous solutions for the sustenance of various weapon systems. IIT Madras will provide consultancy duly supported by research for feasibility studies and prototype development.
IIT-M in partnership with IAF will significantly contribute in indigenisation efforts by Base Repair Depots (BRDs) of Maintenance Command IAF, towards enhancing sustenance capability, obsolescence management and achieving ‘Self Reliance.
Established 63 years ago in 1959, IIT-M is an institute of world repute. Internationally, IIT-M was ranked 255 in the QS World University Rankings of 2022. The same rankings ranked it 50 in Asia in 2021 and 17 among BRICS nations in 2019. It was ranked 701–800 in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities of 2021.
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