- The Defence Minister informed the Parliament about IDEX scheme.
- The iDEX initiative was launched in 2018.
- iDEX aims to achieve self – reliance and foster innovation and technology development in Defence and Aerospace by engaging Industries including MSMEs, start-ups, individual innovators, R&D institutes and academia.
- iDEX has launched challenges on frontier technologies/ domains to ensure that the Services enjoy a technological edge over their adversaries.
SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB