Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights.
5) Do you agree instituting a framework which would enable full utilization of new ideas and innovation towards achieving self-reliance in defence sector is the need of the hour? Discuss the key features of Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti (MRGS) aimed in this direction.(250 words)
Why this question:
In a major boost to Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti, a MOU was signed between the Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell (IPFC), Department of Defense Production, Ministry of Defense and National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Ministry of Science and Technology.
Key demand of the question:
The question intends to analyse the importance of instituting a framework which enables full utilization of new ideas and innovation towards achieving self-reliance in defense sector.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
In brief discuss the significance of intellectual property rights and their importance for Defense sector.
Discussion should have the following aspects:
Key features of Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti- it was launched with the aim to inculcate IP culture in Indian defense manufacturing ecosystem.
Explain the significance of IPR in defense domain and in what way it helps in achieving self-reliance.
Conclude with way forward.