VK Saraswat

  • India to launch sub-sonic missile Nirbhay in Feb January 25, 2013

    Bangalore: India would flight test sub-sonic, medium range cruise missile Nirbhay, in February 2013, a key defence official said on Friday. Nirbhay is being developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), a Defence Research and Development Organisation lab based in Bangalore, VK Saraswat, Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister, said in Bangalore. "This...
  • India takes up AWACS programme for air superiority January 25, 2013

    Bangalore: India has just taken up development of the Rs 6,000 crore Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) that will have the capability to penetrate "longer distances" enemy territory by way of radars and electronic warfare systems without venturing into the region physically, a top defence official said on Friday. Scientific...
  • Is the DRDO a white elephant? August 13, 2012

    A top secret audit of DRDO reveals that financial sanctions are being split so that they don't have to go to higher authorities. ...
  • DRDO spending crores, but no positive outcome August 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Defence Research and Development organisation, country's premier body for development of defence related technology, has allegedly spent crores of rupees in the name of expenditure on technology, but there has been no positive outcome. A top secret audit of DRDO ordered by Defence Minister AK Antony has revealed...
  • Suicide, fratricide cases among soldiers down June 27, 2012

    Dhamra (Odisha): Cases of suicides and fratricides among Indian soldiers has reduced to six per lakh this year from about 14 per lakh a few years ago, premier defence agency DRDO has said. In the defence agency's psychological research lab in Delhi, scientists and psychologists are trying to understand the conditions...
  • DRDO developing fifth generation fighter aircraft June 16, 2012

    Pune: Defence Research and Development Organisation on Friday said it is developing an advanced fifth generation fighter aircraft which will have components to monitor the functioning of key components like avionics, air conditioning and pressure-regulating systems. DRDO has showcased the models of its fifth generation aircraft known as the Medium...
  • Huge scope for exporting weapon system: DRDO April 29, 2012

    Hyderabad: The weapon system and defence technology developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) are competitive and there is huge scope for exporting them, a top defence scientist said in Hyderabad. "Our technology and the weapon system are competitive. There is tremendous export potential ...but we have to first make...
  • India all set to develop reusable rockets: DRDO April 23, 2012

    New Delhi: After the successful launch of Agni-V Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), India is all set to develop reusable rockets which will combine the technologies of both ballistic and cruise missiles. As part of plans to develop reusable ballistic missiles, Defence Research and Development Organisation will test indigenously developed scram jet...
  • No cap on Agni missile project: India April 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Buoyed by the success of its long-range Agni-V ballistic missile test, India on Friday said it will not "cap" its three-decade-old programme and continue to develop more missiles in the series with modern, latest technologies. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Director General Dr VK Saraswat told a press...
  • We will conduct 2 more tests: DRDO chief April 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief Dr VK Saraswat expressed pride over the successful test-fire of India's Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V on Thursday. He said, "India has joined the elite group of nations. Who has these kind of capabilities? This is a proud moment for India....
  • India to build its own stealth fighter jet August 7, 2011

    New Delhi: India is getting ready to add another fighter aircraft to its fleet with the DRDO working on an Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft. In a little over a decade from now the Indian Air Force will be needing replacements for its MiG-29, Mirage and Jaguar fighters. The DRDO through...
  • India soon to be ready for any missile attack July 30, 2011

    New Delhi: India is likely to come up with a state of the art technology which will allow it to counter any missile attack. The new missile defence system is likely to be up and running in two years. When Pakistan tested its 60-km range tactical nuclear missile, the Nasr, a...
  • DRDO to shoot down missile at 150 km altitude January 4, 2011

    Chennai: Defence scientists in the country are set to raise the bar for excellence by trying to shoot down a missile at an altitude of 150 kilometres later this year. Defence scientists have been able to intercept a missile at an altitude of 80 km and are now planning to aim...