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New Delhi : Vice President (VP) of India M Hamid Ansari on July 28, 2017,  said that Science & Technology has been a passion with us since ancient times. He was addressing the gathering at an event to inaugurate the ‘Exhibition on Science & Technology Innovations’ organized by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests and Rajya Sabha, here.

Speaker of Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan, the Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh, the Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Y S Chowdary and other dignitaries were present on the occasion, according to a PIB release.

The Vice President said that India has a great set of R&D, but the honest truth is that the governmental effort in R&D is inadequate. He said that after 70 years of independence, we still import 60% of our defence requirements. We are totally dependent on what our suppliers would do in certain situations, he added.


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