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In the middle of the border row, a new DRDO laboratory is created for focused research along the border of China and Pakistan News from India

NEW DELHI: In the midst of a border conflict, the government has merged two DRDO laboratories to create a new one that will conduct a focused investigation of the terrain and avalanches along the borders with China and Pakistan.
“The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has created a new laboratory called the Defense Geo-Informatics Research Establishment by merging two existing laboratories. The new laboratory will focus on terrain and avalanche research along from the Chinese border from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh. ” Government sources told ANI.
The two new labs merged by the government are the Manali-based Snow and Avalanche Studies Establishment (SASE) and the other is the Delhi-based Defense Terrain Research Establishment.
The merger of these labs is the first step in the large-scale reforms that their boss, Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, will take at DRDO to make the organization “more agile, petty and more results-oriented.”
SASE has been very actively involved in the study of snow and avalanches in operational areas and has prepared an atlas of avalanches of nearly 3,000 places on the roads in different parts of the country where the armed forces are deployed.
Similarly, the Defense Terrain Research Laboratory (DTRL) had been working on different terrains where the armed forces are deployed.
The sources said that the new laboratory would also distribute its equipment in different parts of the border with China such as Arunachal Pradesh and work with the forces deployed there.
The merger of two laboratories came shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a detailed review meeting on the DRDO with all stakeholders, including his ministerial colleagues, the DRDO president and the Chief of Defense Staff. , General Bipin Rawat.
Reddy also received an extension of mandate from the government and has been entrusted with the task of carrying out reforms at the main defense investigation agency.
The head of DRDO recently established a committee under IIT Delhi, Director P Ramagopal Rao to review the charter of duties of the labs to prepare the armed forces for futuristic battlefields.
The selected panel will delve into the nature of the work being carried out by each laboratory in the organization and present a report to redefine the work chart being carried out and minimize technological overlaps.

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