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    Rajnath Singh launches initiative to encourage innovation among soldiers

    By: Express News Service | Delhi |

    September 30, 2020 3:58:56 am

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    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during a press conference.(Express by Amit Mehra)

    The government has launched a new programme to encourage armed forces personnel to come up with new innovations, for which they will be rewarded. Called the iDEX4Fauji, it was launched by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday.

    The Defence Ministry said in a statement that it is a “first of its kind initiative, launched to support innovations identified by members of the Indian Armed Forces and will bolster frugal innovation ideas from soldiers/ field formations”.

    The ministry said “there are more than 13 lakh service personnel working in the field and on borders, handling extreme conditions and equipment and would be having many ideas and innovations to improve such equipment”.

    Till now, it said, there was “no mechanism to support such innovations” and added that “iDEX4Fauji would open this window and allow our Faujis to become part of the innovation process and get recognised and rewarded”. The services headquarters will provide support to soldiers and field formations all over the country to ensure maximum participation for the project.

    Singh said the iDEX — Innovations for Defence Excellence — initiative, stands out as one…

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