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AFMS & IIT Delhi Join Forces for Groundbreaking Medical Research and Training

Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) has forged a collaborative partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. The agreement, formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on April 22, 2024, aims to facilitate joint research endeavors and training initiatives.

The MoU, inked by Lt Gen Daljit Singh, Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services, and Prof Rangan Banerjee, Director of IIT Delhi, outlines a framework for cooperation in various areas, including the development of innovative medical devices and addressing health concerns specific to military personnel deployed in diverse terrains.

With its robust biomedical research infrastructure, IIT Delhi is poised to offer the technical acumen necessary to tackle the multifaceted medical challenges encountered by the Armed Forces, such as the rehabilitation of amputees.

The agreement encompasses a range of collaborative activities, including faculty exchanges, joint academic programs, and the establishment of joint PhD initiatives. Lt Gen Daljit Singh emphasized AFMS’s unwavering commitment to delivering top-notch medical care to soldiers, underscoring the partnership with esteemed institutions like IIT as a significant stride in fulfilling this pledge.

Prof Rangan Banerjee hailed the MoU as a gateway to extensive research and training opportunities that hold promise for both the nation and the Armed Forces.