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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Former president A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, on Thursday, stressed the need to establish a military-industrial complex involving large private industries, with a view to strengthening the long-term defense strategy and defense industry growth.

“The need of the hour is to establish a military-industry complex (MIC) at the national level enlisting large and medium industries to be partners along with defence PSUs (public sector units) as its members,” Kalam said at an Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) meeting.

“Establishment of MIC envisages not only the industrial development but also creates a number of job opportunities. This will pave way for knowledge workers to participate and contribute in the production of high-quality systems,” he added.

Kalam, who has been a scientist and science administrator at the Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO), further said that regulations and control procedures are to be implemented in managing private industries for manufacturing defence systems.

He also said that encouraging high technology tie-ups and joint ventures between Indian and other global defence industries will achieve not only competitiveness but also envisage the product for export.

Emphasising the urgency of the situation, Kalam said that India cannot afford to lose anymore time in pondering the issue.

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Xiaomi Unveils New “Redmi Note 9 Series” Smartphones With ISRO’s Navigation “NavIC” in India

Both the devices will be available across all offline partner stores soon

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The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max houses a quad-camera setup with a combination of 64MP primary lens, 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, 5MP macro sensor and 2MP depth sensor. For the front, there is a 32-megapixel in-display selfie shooter. IANS

 Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi on Thursday launched ninth generation of the Redmi Note series smartphones Note 9 Pro Max and Note 9 Pro with support for ISRO’s indigenously developed navigation system, NavIC in India.

“Redmi Note 9 Pro series is built for true Mi Fans and we hope they would appreciate this perfect amalgamation of Aura design, Pro Cameras and Max Performance as we continue to bring the best specs with highest quality at honest pricing,” Anuj Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer, Xiaomi India said in a statement.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max will be available in three colour variants, interstellar black, aurora blue and glacier white in 6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB storage variants for Rs 14,999, Rs 16,999 and Rs 18,999 respectively across mi.com, Amazon India, Mi Homes and Mi Studios starting March 25.

Meanwhile, Redmi Note 9 Pro will be available in same three colour variants in 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB storage variants for Rs 12,999 and Rs 15,999 respectively starting March 17.

Both the devices will be available across all offline partner stores soon.

In terms of specifications, both the smartphones feature a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels along with triple Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Both the phones are powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor along with Adreno 618 GPU.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max houses a quad-camera setup with a combination of 64MP primary lens, 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, 5MP macro sensor and 2MP depth sensor. For the front, there is a 32-megapixel in-display selfie shooter.

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi on Thursday launched ninth generation of the Redmi Note series smartphones Note 9 Pro Max and Note 9 Pro with support for ISRO’s indigenously developed navigation system, NavIC in India. Wikimedia Commons

The Redmi Note 9 Pro also comes with a quad-camera setup with a combination of 48MP primary lens, 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, 5MP macro sensor and 2MP depth sensor. For the front, there is a 16MP in-display selfie shooter.

Both smartphones run on Android 10 with MIUI 11.

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Additionally, the phones are backed by a 5020mAh battery. The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes with 33W fast charging support, while the Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with 18W fast charging support. (IANS)