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Army Training Command of Indian Army signs MOU with Rashtriya Raksha University and Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-Informatics

Army Training Command of Indian Army entered into a memorandum of understanding with Rashtriya Raksha University and Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-Informatics

Army Training Command of Indian Army signs MOU with Rashtriya Raksha University and Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-Informatics
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Army Training Command of Indian Army entered into a memorandum of understanding with Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU) and Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-Informatics (BISAG-N).

During a brief ceremony conducted at RRU, Gandhinagar, Indian Army inked a synergetic connection with these two Centres of Excellence in the fields of academic brilliance, knowledge sharing, research & development and training of Army personnel in niche technologies and emerging technological domains.

General MM Naravane, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC, COAS addressed the gathering through virtual platform in which he emphasized that signing of this MoU is a path breaking initiative towards enhancing the interaction of Indian Army with academia. The MoU will give advantage to both institutes support training and evolving innovative solutions to boost operational capabilities of the Indian Armed Forces.

The event was presided over by Lieutenant General Raj Shukla, PVSM, YSM, SM, ADC, GOC-in-C ARTRAC. He stressed that this is a step towards strengthening the linkages between academia and the Indian Military. He laid specific emphasis on 'Civil-Military Relations', and expounded multifaceted aspects pertaining to mutual cooperation. These MoUs will act as catalyst and enabler for orienting academia towards strengthening the nation's defence and capability enhancement.

Prof. (Dr.) Bimal N Patel, Vice Chancellor, RRU Gandhinagar underlined that RRU is a model security of India and an institute of national importance. The university will focus on meeting specific requirements of Indian Army in emerging and contemporary technologies in the field of Artificial Intelligence, disruptive military technologies, cyber and information warfare, air and space capabilities and will provide certification for all training undertaken at this Institute. 'Çhanakya' a bi-annual publication of RRU on National security was also launched during the event.

TP Singh, DG, BISAG-N, highlighted that with signing of this MoU, BISAG-N will act as a medium of exchange of knowledge and collaboration in the fields of emerging technology for development of GIS and IT based software, generation of customised training content, telecasting audio-visual training content, develop specific projects required by Indian Army in the fields of IT and AI. BISAG-N dedicated the Learning Management System (LMS) developed for ARTRAC and its affiliated institutes, during the event.

These two landmark MoUs will facilitate and strengthen institutional cooperation of two leading academic institutes of the country with the Indian Army towards strategising and implementing programmes pertaining to training, research and capability development.

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