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  • Rohan Malhotra asked: Is nanotechnology the future of Indian weaponry systems?

    Reply: Please refer to the following IDSA publications:

    Nanotechnology Enabled Sensor Applications

    Use or threat of use of the Chemical and Biological Weapons (CBW) remains one of the most dreaded consequences of any modern day conflict. History is strewn with examples of use of chemical and biological agents for tactical or strategic advantage. These weapons whether deployed or used as a threat, act as deterrence against any kind of conventional attack.

    July-December 2014

    Nanotechnology: The Emerging Field for Future Military Applications

    Nanotechnology: The Emerging Field for Future Military Applications

    This monograph traces the R&D initiatives being undertaken in nanotechnology, followed by specific applications which are relevant for the Indian defence forces. It also attempts to foresee how nanotechnology-enabled applications are likely to impact the future battlefield.

    2015

    Nanotechnology: Current Global Trends and Future Military Applications for ‘Soldier as a System’

    The last decade has witnessed unprecedented developments in the discovery of novel materials and their radically different properties at nano scales. Global efforts in research and development (R&D)in nanotechnology are being undertaken by many countries due to far-reaching benefits encompassing the entire arena of science and technology. The field of defence is likely to profit immensely by nanotechnology-enabled applications.

    October 2014

    Role of Nanotechnology in Defence

    Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NT) are emerging fields of science and technology that are witnessing the emergence of an increasing number of new ideas and applications. Many states are seriously looking at military applications of this technology. This paper analyses the impact of NT on defence and looks at its current and futuristic applicability for military purposes, as well as their likely impact on arms control.

    March 2009

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