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India Opens Chem-Bio Defense Site

India's Defense Research and Development Organization on Friday formally opened an advanced "chem-bio sensor facility" (see GSN, Feb. 17).

The new facility is a component of the Defense Research and Development Establishment in the city of Gwalior. The site is "engaged in the development of state of the art products and technologies for chemical and biological defense," according to a DRDO press release.

“I congratulate the dedicated members of DRDE who have not only developed a wide range of [nuclear, biological, chemical defense] technologies but also translated them into products and taken them to users," DRDO chief V.K. Saraswat said during the ceremony for the opening of the sensor facility.

Use of biological and chemical materials could be a component of combat in times ahead, Saraswat warned (Indian Defense Research and Development Organization release, May 24).

 

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