DRDO

  • Parliament panel calls for DRDO revamp, seeks role for private sector 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Worried over the "giant gap" in the availability of arms and ammunition and its implications for India's "combat ratio" with prime adversaries, a parliamentary panel on Monday called for a "complete revamp" and re-orientation of DRDO to allow active participation of the private sector. The Standing Committee on Defence...
  • Parrikar backs Narendra Modi's deal to buy 36 Rafale jets, says it's good for India April 13, 2015

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has come out strongly in defence of the Rafale fighter jet deal with France signed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In an interview with IBN7, Parrikar said that deal has been signed for 36 Rafale fighters which is good for the country as defence purchases...
  • Indian Railways will be linked to e-pantry, says Suresh Prabhu April 6, 2015

    Haridwar: Disclosing plans to link the Railways to e-pantry with an aim to provide quality food to passengers, Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu on Monday said passengers will soon be able to get the meal of their choice while travelling in trains. The meals ordered will be shipped to them...
  • India can develop intercontinental ballistic missiles with over 10,000 kilometers range: DRDO April 4, 2015

    Vadodara: India is capable of developing intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) which can hit targets beyond the range of 10,000 kilometers, Chairman of Armament Research Board, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Dr SK Salwan said on Saturday. "India has successfully test fired nuclear capable Agni V missile recently which has a...
  • Astra missile successfully launched from Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft March 19, 2015

    Balasore (Odisha): India's indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile, Astra, was successfully launched from a Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft on Thursday. "The missile was successfully tested to hit a simulated target at the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, in Odisha today," ITR Director MVKV Prasad said. The missile was tested to prove...
  • Invisible planes next on DRDO's radar, thanks to Sage Bharadwaj? February 7, 2015

    Panaji:India's premier Defence Research of Development Organisation DRDO is open to co-developing a technology promoted by an Indian scientist who claims he can make planes invisible using pre-Mahabharata sage Bharadwaj's formulae, a senior agency official said here Friday. Speaking to IANS on the sidelines of the Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan here, Satish...
  • I smell malicious intention by DRDO officials, claims former Agni V programme director RK Gupta February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: A day after the project director of nuclear-capable Agni 5 missile programme at DRDO RK Gupta was removed, a letter has surfaced in which he has claimed that he was targeted by former DRDO chief Avinash Chander. "I feel dishonoured the way I was treated. I smell malicious intention....
  • Agni 5 Project Director moved out; alleges victimisation February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another controversy to hit DRDO, the project director of nuclear-capable Agni 5 missile programme RK Gupta has been moved out following which he has complained to the Defence Ministry alleging victimisation. While DRDO sources termed the transfer as "routine", the officer has alleged that he was singled...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay February 2, 2015

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  • DRDO improved during my tenure, says former chief Avinash Chander February 2, 2015

    Former DRDO chief Avinash Chander on Monday said that the defence organisation has during his tenure. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Chander said, "We have taken major steps to improve the performance from the last couple of year. We have accelerated the projects, infrastructure and have started delivery." The government on...
  • News 360: AAP caught in funding scandal, BJP accuses of money laundering February 2, 2015

    Alleging corruption in the Aam Aadmi Party, some former members of the party on Monday claimed that the party is gathering donations from fake companies. BJP termed the fake funding as a serious matter. ...
  • Cherished every moment of my service in DRDO: Avinash Chander January 31, 2015

    New Delhi: On a day that India took a "giant leap" in its deterrence capability with the successful test launch of the canister-mounted Agni missile, the driving force behind the development of the weapon platform, DRDO chief Avinash Chander, marked his last day at the helm of the agency which...
  • IAF gets first Tejas light combat aircraft January 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: Thirty-two years after the project was sanctioned, the first indigenously-built Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) on Saturday was handed over by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to the IAF, a red letter day for Indian defence and aerospace sector. The handover signals the start of a process of induction of the...
  • Manohar Parrikar says Chander removed to pave way for young person January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Defending the controversial termination of DRDO chief Avinash Chander, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said he had recommended that a younger person should hold the post. "I had recommended that this position should not be held by a person on contract. We should introduce in scientific world, slightly...
  • Sacked DRDO Avinash Chander continues to attend office, PM unhapphy with delay in projects January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Sacked unceremoniously as Defence Research and Development Organisation chief, top missile scientist Avinash Chander has refused to comment. Sources say Chander has been sacked as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been unhappy over delay in key defence projects handled by the agency. Government on Tuesday removed Chander, 15 months...
  • DRDO Chief Avinash Chander sacked 15 months ahead of his contract term January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday removed Chief of top defence research organisation Avinash Chander, 15 months before his contract was to end. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi "approved the termination" of the contract of Avinash Chander with effect from January 31, an official notification...
  • India successfully tests 1,000-kg glide bomb December 19, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India on Friday tested an indigenously developed 1,000-kg glide bomb, with a top official saying the country can now launch heavy bombs for delivery up to 100 km away with high precision. The bomb designed and developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was dropped by an Indian Air...
  • India successfully tests nuclear capable Agni-IV missile December 2, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India on Tuesday successfully test fired its 4,000 km nuclear capable Agni-IV missile from a defence base in Odisha, an official said. The Agni-IV, a strategic missile which can carry a one tonne nuclear warhead, was tested fired at 10.19 am from a launch pad from the Wheeler Island, the...
  • DRDO chief Avinash Chander to retire on November 30, to continue on contract November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India's premier defence and research organisation DRDO's chief Dr Avinash Chander will retire on November 30 but will continue to occupy the position on a contractual basis till May, 2016. "The President is pleased to retire Dr Avinash Chander, Secretary, Department of Defence Research & Development (DOB: 06.11.1950), in...
  • India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-II missile off Odisha coast November 9, 2014

    Balasore (Odisha): India on Sunday successfully test-fired its medium-range nuclear-capable Agni-II missile with a strike range of more than 2000 km from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army. "The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from a mobile launcher from the...
  • India developing air-launched version of Nirbhay missile October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: DRDO is developing an air-launched version of the 1,500-km-range Nirbhay sub-sonic cruise missile which would be capable of being fired from the Air Force's frontline Su-30MKI combat aircraft. "This Nirbhay missile would be capable of being used from air, land and ships and submarines....
  • India has come a long way in technology building: DRDO September 13, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: India has come a long way from being mere buyers of technology to a country which created its own technology with extensive scientific inputs of the indigenous origin, Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister and DRDO chief Dr Avinash Chander said on Saturday. "We have come a long way since our...
  • DRDO's biotoilets can help 'Swachh Bharat' mission: Venkaiah Naidu August 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: The biotoilets developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation would bring about "a revolution" in rural areas, and the government had set its sights on ending open defecation in the country, Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday. The NDA government was pushing the initiative in a...
  • India to develop man portable antitank guided missile August 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: India is working on developing a manportable antitank guided missile capable of being fired from shoulders, a top defence official said on Monday. "We are going to have surfacetoair missile which will be on the move, tracking...We are also working (on) missiles...stop and launch within a few seconds. We are...
  • Forces have not allowed China to encroach our land: Arun Jaitley August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of incursions by Chinese troops, India on Wednesday said that its armed forces were taking "more than adequate" action on such incidents and have not allowed China to encroach any part of its territory. "There have been cases where their patrols have been getting into...
  • PM Modi emphasises on the role of DRDO, says technology plays a key role today August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Addressing scientists at a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) function in new Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the role of the DRDO and said that it has a crucial stature today as the "nature of war has changed and technology plays a key role today." "Are our...
  • India conducts successful trial of surfacetoair 'Akash' missile August 13, 2014

    Balasore: For the second day in a row, India on Wednesday successfully conducted trial of its indigenously developed surfacetoair 'Akash' missile, which has a strike range of 25 km, from a test range in Odisha as part of a user trial by the Air Force. "The sophisticated Akash missile was...
  • Indian Navy Light Combat Aircraft to soon begin test flights July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The naval variant of India's indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA) is due to soon begin ramp trials. Avinash Chander, scientific adviser to the Defence Minister and Director General Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), told India Strategic magazine (www.indiastrategic.in) that the LCANavy had already done more than 25 test...
  • Advanced version of BrahMos missile testfired July 8, 2014

    Balasore (Odisha): India testfired an advanced version of the 290km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Odisha coast on Tuesday. The missile was testfired from a mobile launcher from the Integrated Test Range(ITR) at Chandipur at about 10.40 AM, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said. The missile is capable of carrying...
  • Rs 115 crore cryptology centre coming up in Kolkata July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: A firstofitskind Rs 115 crore cryptology centre will come up in Kolkata in the next two years for carrying out research in providing data security to defence and finance sectors. Being built by the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) near its north Kolkata campus, the main building of the R C...