New Delhi (ISJ): "Ancient India had been fully evolved in the fields of science and technology, mathematics and medical science, with Aryabhatta, Bhaskaracharya, Charak developing advanced treatise in their respective fields. But with passage of time, India lost all its knowledge-base. Today, while the world has progressed at a rapid pace due to developments in science & technology, the people in the third world are still deprived of its benefits,"
lamented Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister and Chief of Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) Avinash Chander. Chander was speaking at an international conference on "Contribution of Science and Technology in the Progress of the World".
About 1000 scientists from 20 countries are attending the three-day conference organised under the aegis of DRDO. Interestingly 604 research papers and articles are listed for presentation at the conference, all originally written in Hindi. These include research papers on defence, science communication, medical science and healthcare, contemporary scientific research, etc.