DST inks MoU Indian Navy in developing secure maritime communications using Quantum Technology

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Indian Navy in developing secure maritime communications using Quantum Technology in New Delhi.

The MoU, which is for a period of five years, was signed between Professor Tarun Souradeep, Director Raman Research Institute, RRI, and Vice Admiral Sandeep Naithani, Chief of Materiel, Indian Navy.

Under the agreement, Raman Research Institute under the Ministry of Science & Technology Quantum Information and Computing (QuIC) lab will lead the research efforts towards developing quantum key distribution techniques.

Speaking at the event, Prof. Souradeep said Indian Science and Technology ecosystem has been opening borders in recent years that enable talented and world-class researchers in academic research institutions to contribute to the growth of Science and Technology capabilities in strategic areas of national importance.

Professor Urbasi Sinha, Group Head, QuIC lab, said, this is a great opportunity to use indigenously developed science and technology knowledge to serve our nation.

She said with the collaboration QuIC lab will be able to help foster cutting-edge research towards the identification of potential maritime use-cases for the Indian Navy.

QuIC lab is India’s first laboratory to propose and implement a wide range of applications using single and entangled photons, particularly towards establishing secure communications in strategic areas like banking, defence, and cyber security.
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