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IAF Signed MoU with CSIR-NML for Research in Material Science, Engineering

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IAF, CSIR-NML sign MoU for researchOn 7th December 2020, the Indian Air Force(IAF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-National Metallurgical Laboratory (CSIR-NML), Jamshedpur, Jharkhand for the research and development in the field of material science and engineering.

  • The IAF delegation led by Air Marshal Vibhas Pande VSM, Air Officer in charge Maintenance along with senior officials of NML signed the agreement.
  • This MoU for cooperation in activities of interest to IAF, within the field expertise of CSIR-NML was the development due to IAF’s visit to CSIR-NML.

IAF Visit to CSIR-NMF:

i.Discussions on the areas of prime national interest in the field of materials, metals, corrosion science and other allied engineering domains with an aim to decide on aspects of collaborations between IAF and CSIR-NML.

ii.The IAF delegation enhanced the requirement of improving the reliability and serviceability of the IAF assets with a focus on material informatics, substitution, life extension and indigenization.

iii.They also discussed the need for the development of Human resource through training, workshops and knowledge exchange.

iv.The IAF delegations also visited the Research and Development(R&D) facilities of CSIR-NML and discussed various issues and both IAF and CSIR-NML made interactive technical presentations.

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Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-National Metallurgical Laboratory (CSIR-NML) Inaugurated and dedicated on 26th November 1950, CSIR-NML is the 3rd laboratory of the CSIR’s 38 labs.

Director– Dr. Indranil Chattoraj
Headquarter– Jamshedpur, Jharkhand