US Signed MoU with DRDO to Tackle Terrorism
International/World Current Affairs2011. To deal with the menace of terrorism effectively, the US signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) for the use of an explosive detection technology
To deal with the menace of terrorism effectively, the US signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Defence Research and Development Organization, DRDO, on 26 April 2011 for the use of an explosive detection technology. The device has proved a success in insurgency and militancy affected areas in India. The DRDO is further developing the Explosive Detection Kit to meet the standards set by regulatory institutions in America, before introducing it in US Army and Homeland Security forces. The explosion detection kit can detect explosives of any combination based on TNT, dynamite or black powder. The technology is being widely used by the Bomb Detection Squads of the Indian Army, paramilitary and police in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.