JALANDHAR: To accomplish its dream of becoming a developed nation, India should focus on three key areas of science – information technology, nano-technology and bio-technology, a top defence scientist said on Wednesday.
“Out of these three fields, India is already a major player in two – information technology and bio-technology. But in the field of nano-technology, which has been labelled as technology of the future, still there are lots of scope to take initiative,” Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister M Natarajan said.
While delivering his convocation address at the Punjab Technical University, he said it was essential that the country consolidate and strengthen its base in the field of material science development.
“Because this is essentially a very basic requirement for any technology – light weight material, nano-materials, composites, smart and stealth materials as the same will be required in future both for civil and military use,” he said.
Another key area of development in which India was presently deficient, was that of sensors and robotics, as unmanned systems would be the key player of the future, he said adding finally the key area of future science and technology development should be in the energy sector with focused attention on the development of alternative and renewable sources of energy to satisfy country’s growing needs.