Air Vice Marshal Harjinder Singh will promote teaching, research and technology development in the Chair of Excellence Aerospace Technology, Aircraft Structural Integrity and Aircraft Health Monitoring.
The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and the Indian Air Force have joined forces in an effort to develop strong technology academically and through research in the field of aerospace technology. On September 8, 2021, at the Air Force Headquarters in New Delhi, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Indian Air Force and the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur on the occasion of the commencement of cooperation.
The partnership aims to build long-term relationships for academic and research-based exchanges and exchange of technological information to stimulate knowledge growth and promote groundbreaking advances in space technology. This important collaboration between IITK and IAF will pave the way for new frontiers and enhance the self-reliant India mission, paving the way for a self-sufficient India.
This collaboration will create a pool of think tanks among IAF personnel with strategic skills and intellectual talent. The experience and skills development of these officers will benefit the country in many ways. By interacting with IITK faculty members, it will be possible to demonstrate innovative technical interventions and increase knowledge among IAF officers on how to handle their difficulties.
Professor Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT Kanpur, said, “We are proud to be associated with the Indian Air Force for research and training. We are hopeful that the Chair of Excellence will set a new standard in this space with research initiatives.