- A team of scientists from IIT-Bombay has now made a key breakthrough in developing India’s first infrared sensors for thermal imaging.
- The research started in 2010, with funding from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
- The technology, the scientists say, can be used for a range of applications such as night vision, surveillance and – going beyond military and security operations – even in the detection of cancers.
- This will make the indigenous thermal imaging or night vision technology affordable and cheaper and will serve as a perfect example of Made In India.
- This project could, perhaps, be the first significant development in the push for indigenous military equipment production.