India capable of replicating US' Osama operation: Saraswat

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Mumbai, May 12: India has the capability to launch an operation similar to the one carried out by the United States to kill Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan but will never do so due to its policy, Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister, V K Saraswat said on Wednesday, May 11.

"There are two aspects, one is the country's policy. India, as a democracy, will never undertake such an operation in a foreign land and that is the right policy," he told reporters here.

"Secondly, on the technological capability, be it sensors, black box, helicopters, India is well-equipped and also it has the skill to carry out such an operation. I do not think India has any deficiency," said Saraswat who is also the Director General of Defence Research and Development Organisation.

Earlier, speaking on ''Innovations through Technology in Defence'' at the National Technology Day Colloquium at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre here, he said since future warfare is going to be unmanned battlefields, using contactless and multi-tasking robots was very important and it was necessary to evolve new styles of management.

Admitting that the driving force for innovation in the country earlier was due to a technology denial regime, Saraswat said it was important for senior scientific leaders to open the doors for innovation by removing key obstacles.

He said lack of ownership by senior leaders, lack of skillful brainstorm, focusing on past successes rather than the future challenges and under funding of new ideas were some of the obstacles in innovation.


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