July 12, 2019

In a major boost to Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti, a MOU was signed between the Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell (IPFC), Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence and National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Ministry of Science and Technology.


  • The partnership between IPFC and NRDC is expected to bridge the capacity shortfall and promote a culture of Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Indian Defence industry.

  • It may be recalled that Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti was launched with the aim to inculcate IP culture in Indian defence manufacturing ecosystem.

  • Under this mission, an Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell (IPFC) has been established under the aegis of Directorate General Quality Assurance (DGQA) which has trained more than 12,000 personnel on IPR and facilitating filing of more than 1000 new IPR applications.

  • The Action Plan 2019-20 of MRGS has also been approved by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh, which includes
    • training of additional 20,000 personnel from Public / Private Sector Industry and Armed Forces on relevance of IP Culture to Indian Defence manufacturing industry and

    • instituting a framework which enables full utilization of new ideas and innovation towards achieving self-reliance in defence sector.