NEW DELHI: India’s tactical and strategic defence capabilities are poised to get a boost with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) establishing five laboratories, each in specialising in core area of futuristic technologies. The specialised areas of work for these laboratories are artificial intelligence, quantum technologies, cognitive technologies, asymmetric technologies and smart materials.
“These laboratories are located at Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad,” said a senior DRDO official.
New and futuristic area of asymmetric technologies, which will change the way wars are fought, will be based out of campus of Jadavpur University in Kolkata. The research in hot and critical area of smart materials and their applications will be based out of Hyderabad.