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 ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti  to boost intellectual property in the defence sector

-Launched by Union Minister Nirmala Sitaraman.
Nirmala Sitaraman.

Why does it happen?

It is an event organized to showcase the 'inventions and innovations achieved by the DRDO- Defence Research and Development Organization, Defence Public Sector Undertakings, and Ordinance factories.

The Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS) is a civil service of the Government of India. IOFS officers are Gazetted (Group A) defence-civilian officers under the Ministry of Defence.
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The intention to organize the event in 2018 remains – the first to significantly enhance the country’s design capabilities in the defence segment and the second, to boost the Intellectual Property Rights.

The Responsibilities

The Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DGQA) has been entrusted with the responsibility of coordinating and implementing the programme.


As part of the ongoing initiatives to enhance self-reliance in defence, the Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti aims to provide a boost to the IPR culture in the indigenous defence industry. IPR emerged as a key ingredient of an ecosystem which stimulates innovation and ingenuity.

Enough of TOT

The highlight remains the need to migrate from the culture of seeking Transfer of Technology (ToT) from foreign sources to generating Intellectual Property in India, to achieve the goal of self-reliance in the Defence sector.

IP Facilitation Cell was established in April 2018. To achieve ambitious targets of training 10,000 personnel of Ordnance Factories (OFs) and Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) on IPR.