Defence Research and Development Organisation and York University, Canada, have signed a memorandum of understanding.

The agreement will facilitate the two partners to pursue collaborative defence research in the areas of advanced materials, nanotechnology, life sciences, bio-informatics, chemical and biological defence, sensors, and others. Both sides have planned a number of joint projects in the time to come.

The Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister and Chief of the Defence Organisation, V.K. Saraswat, and Robert Hache’, Vice-President Research & Innovation, York University, signed the pact during the visit of the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in New Delhi.

In a press release the Defence organisation said York University is one of the research centres of Defence R&D Canada (DRDC) of the Canadian Department of National Defence. It specialises in developing technologies for chemical and biological defence, counter-terrorism, soldier as a system and likewise other defence applications.

Somasekhar.m@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on November 10, 2012)
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