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India-Uzbekistan Forge Technological Alliance with Inauguration of Cutting-Edge IT Lab

April 23, 2024 10:46 am

India-Uzbekistan Forge Technological Alliance with Inauguration of Cutting-Edge IT Lab

In a move to deepen bilateral relations and bolster defence cooperation, General Manoj Pande, Chief of the Army Staff, inaugurated a state-of-the-art IT Laboratory at the Uzbek Academy of Armed Forces during his visit to Uzbekistan from April 15-18.

This landmark development underscores the commitment made during the Defence Ministers’ meeting in September 2018 to enhance collaboration in defence and technology spheres. The establishment of the IT Lab, a project initiated following high-level discussions, received a significant boost with funding through the Ministry of External Affairs’ ‘c’ initiative.

The successful execution of the project, led by an Indian firm, exceeded expectations, with a budget of Rs 8.5 crore allotted to ensure the lab’s comprehensive functionality. Equipped with cutting-edge technology, the facility comprises nine rooms dedicated to various aspects of IT education and training.

These rooms include lecture halls, a Cybersecurity Lab, Hardware and Software Programming Labs, a Web Programming Lab, a Multimedia Room, and a Virtual Reality Room, among others. The lab is outfitted with an array of advanced computing equipment, networking devices, and interactive tools, facilitating immersive learning experiences for students and faculty alike.

Beyond serving as a hub for technological innovation, the IT Lab represents a tangible manifestation of the burgeoning partnership between India and Uzbekistan. By enriching the training resources available to the Uzbek armed forces, the lab aims to cultivate a deeper understanding and cooperation between the two nations in defence and technology sectors.

As India and Uzbekistan embark on this collaborative journey, the inauguration of the IT Lab stands as a testament to their shared commitment to harnessing the power of technology for mutual progress and prosperity. This strategic alliance is poised to pave the way for a future defined by innovation, resilience, and enduring friendship.

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