Aero India 2023: Rajnath Singh lauds 'new energy' of defence start-ups

Innovation aided by Make in India that prioritised local procurement, says tech firm Zeus Numerix

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister

Ajai Shukla Yelahanka, Bengaluru
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday equated start-ups with “new energy, new commitment and new enthusiasm” at the “Start-Up Manthan” in Aero India 2023.

Praising the Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) initiative, launched under the Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO) by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), he said it had enabled the emergence of talent from across the country.

Amongst those listening were Basant Gupta and Abhishek Jain who together launched Zeus Numerix, a small modelling and simulation design house. Zeus Numerix quickly illustrated the potential of young Indian scientists and technologists by carrying out a “stage separation analysis” of the BrahMos cruise missile for the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in 2010.

First Published: Feb 15 2023 | 8:14 PM IST

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