On February 7, 2020, on the sidelines of DefExpo 2020, Russia's Rosoboronexport and India's DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) signed a technology development contract for developing Advanced Pyrotechnic Ignition Systems. The contract will enable DRDO'S HEMRL (High Energy Materials Research Laboratory) at Pune - which develops high energy materials required for missiles, rockets and guns - to develop advanced ignition systems.
According to HEMRL Director Shri. KPS Murthy, the technology infusion from Russia will meet futuristic requirements of high-performance propulsion systems and facilitate design and development of state of art solid rocket motors for upcoming products. These products will be based on compact and energy efficient propulsion systems.
Vijainder K Thakur,
Correspondent "The New Defense Order. Strategy" Magazine in India