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Chandigarh/ Indian Army’s Innovation “VIDYUT RAKSHAK” Launched For Integrated Generator Monitoring

Chandigarh : Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi, Vice Chief of the Army Staff (VCOAS) launched the Indian Army’s innovation “Vidyut Rakshak” in New Delhi Yesterday. Vidyut Rakshak is an Internet of Things-enabled integrated generator monitoring, protection and control system developed by Army Design Bureau (ADB). The innovation is applicable on all existing generators held with the Indian Army irrespective of their type, make, rating and vintage. Apart from monitoring generator parameters, it enables fault prediction, prevention and automates manual operation through user friendly interface thus saving manpower.

The launch event encompassed roll-out of the first production units of Vidyut Rakshak. The VCOAS remotely switched on generators located in Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir) and viewed the parameters of generators remotely. He appreciated the initiatives of ADB in the domain of tech absorption.

During Aero India 2023, an MoU was signed between the Indian Army and Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT), IIT Delhi for ‘Production of Innovations’. Through this MoU, Vidyut Rakshak was steered as the first such innovation, whose ToT was concluded with a production agency. The Vidyut Rakshak has been developed by Major Rajprasad R S and was also displayed recently during “Exercise Bharat Shakti”.

General Manoj Pande, the COAS in his message, had appreciated the ADB and stated that “While Indian Army is observing the ‘Year of Tech Absorption’, this milestone success of Vidyut Rakshak from ‘Innovation to Induction’ sets precedence and signifies Indian Army’s commitment and efforts to leverage technology as a catalyst for transformative change.”

Recently, Indian Army also secured patent for another innovation of Major Rajprasad called “Portable Multi-Target Detonation Device”, which has already been inducted in the Indian Army.