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India’s US Mission in Washington DC Holds Joint Workshop on Defence Preparedness

In view of deepening Indo-US defence scientific cooperation, a Joint Workshop on “Medical and Chem Bio-defence” is being organised by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), Delhi (of DRDO), is being held from 31st January to 2nd February 2017 at the Indian Chancery in Washington DC.

The workshop has focused on medical, chemical and biological defense strategies to seek future cooperation in areas of combat casualty care, neurocognitive assessment, military operational environment, detection and diagnostics for chemical and biological defence, medical countermeasures, radiation countermeasures as well as individual and collective protection/ decontamination.

A delegation of 27 members from the US Department of Defense, headed by Dr Patrick Mason (SES), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering is participating.

The Indian delegation, constituting about 25 members from the DRDO Life Sciences Cluster laboratories, is headed by Dr A K Singh, Director INMAS, and is being inaugurated by Dr Shashi Bala Singh, Director General (Life Sciences), DRDO.

“This workshop will prove a significant milestone in furthering the bilateral relationship of USA with India, and will give impetus to future scientific collaboration in the field of medical, chemical and biological defence,” said the Chancery in a statement.

With the rising threat perception at global level, both countries will find avenues of extending the desired protection to their armed forces and civilian populations.

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