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  • 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...
  • Hyderabad: Juvenile attacker of DRDO official nabbed June 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: A juvenile pickpocket who was on the run after attacking a senior DRDO official with a razor blade after he was caught while stealing a cellphone on Sunday has been apprehended, police said. "The 16yearold offender who was absconding since yesterday's incident has been...
  • DRDO Assistant Director stabbed in Hyderabad June 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: An unknown assailant stabbed the Assistant Director of Defence Research and Development Organisation in the old city area of Hyderabad. The victim was rushed to Hyderabad's Osmania Hospital where he is undergoing treatment. More details awaited. ...
  • India can export fighter planes, missiles: DRDO chief June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressing on the need for increasing arms exports, DRDO has said India can sell combat aircraft and missiles whose production cost would be "much lower" than some of the weapons sold by countries such as China. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief Avinash Chander...
  • Akash missile clears final test, ready for induction June 18, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India today successfully test fired indigenously developed surfacetoair missile Akash from a defence base in Odisha, an official said. The mediumrange is now ready for induction in the Indian Army. The missile, with a 27km range and an effective ceiling of 15 km, was test fired from the Integrated Test...
  • Akash missile ready for induction into Army: DRDO June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Moving towards induction into operational service, the DRDOdeveloped Akash air defence missile system was today successfully testfired by the Army and it hit an unmanned aerial vehicle. Buoyed by the success of the air defence system, which has been in the making for over two decades now as...
  • A year after being wrongly arrested over terror charges, DRDO exengineer struggles to find a job June 10, 2014

    Bangalore: A year after being wrongly arrested over terror charges, a former DRDO engineer is running from pillar to post to get his job back. Ejaz Ahmed Mirza, a junior research fellow at the DRDO, was arrested along with ten others in August 2012, on allegations of plotting to kill...
  • Device to track down snipers developed: DRDO May 28, 2014

    To protect VVIPs from snipers, DRDO says it has developed a laser device which can detect and locate potential assassins hiding behind windows with their hitech rifles. "We have developed a device called the Optical Target Locater. It is a portable laserbased device for detection of optical and electro optical threats....
  • India successfully test fires Astra airtoair missile May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Sunday successfully testfired its first indigenouslydeveloped airtoair missile Astra from a Su30 combat aircraft over a firing range in the western sector. "The indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range (BVR) airtoair missile 'ASTRA' was successfully test fired by the Air Force from a naval range in the western...
  • India successfully testfires new interceptor missile April 27, 2014

    Balasore (Odisha): India on Saturday successfully testfired a new interceptor missile capable of neutralising any incoming longrange missile at higher altitude. The interceptor, positioned at launch pad IV of Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island, about 100 km from here, roared into the sky at about 9:10 am to hit its...
  • Computers of defence establishment hacked March 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major security breach, around 50 computers belonging to the armed forces and the DRDO were hacked sometime back and classified files could have been compromised. Apparently in view of the development, an advisory has been issued to the Services that computers having internet facility should be kept...
  • India to conduct night trial of AgniI missile February 17, 2014

    India is preparing to conduct the first night trial of AgniI ballistic missile from a defence base in Odisha, defence sources said on Monday. The indigenously developed surface to surface missile, which can strike a target over 700 km away, would be fired from Wheeler Island off the coast near Dhamra...
  • India testfires 4,000 kmrange nuclear capable AgniIV missile January 20, 2014

    New Delhi: India testfired its 4,000 kmrange nuclear weapon capable AgniIV missile off the coast of Odisha on Monday morning. It is the third testfiring of the missile, which has the secondlargest striking range in country's weapon arsenal. AgniIV missile has been branded as a quantum leap in terms of...
  • India testfires nuclearcapable PrithviII missile January 7, 2014

    Balasore: India on Tuesday testfired its indigenously developed PrithviII missile, which is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads and has a strike range of 350 km, from a test range at Chandipur near here. The test was carried out as part of a user trial by the...
  • India testfires nuclearcapable AgniIII missile December 23, 2013

    Balasore: India on Monday testfired its nuclearcapable AgniIII ballistic missile with a strike range of more than 3,000 km as part of a user trial by the Army from Wheeler Island off Odisha coast, defence sources said. The operation of the surfacetosurface missile was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command...
  • India successfully test fires nuclearcapable missile Dhanush from Odisha coast November 23, 2013

    India successfully testfired its nuclearcapable Dhanush ballistic missile from a naval ship off Odisha coast on Saturday. "Strategic Forces Command (SFC) successfully tested the Dhanush missile on Saturday from a naval ship," said MV K V Prasad, Director of the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur near Balasore. The surfacetosurface Dhanush, a naval variant...
  • Antony recommends CBI probe into DRDO recruitment scam November 17, 2013

    Defence Minister AK Antony has recommended a CBI probe into an alleged recruitment scam in DRDO where several senior officers including two of its former chiefs are under the scanner. The Defence Minister has recommended a CBI probe into the alleged recruitment scam in which two former DRDO chiefs and a...
  • India displays new missile at Seoul defence expo October 30, 2013

    Seoul: India is showcasing its newly developed "Pragati" tactical surfacetosurface missile at the International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition ADEX2013. The missile, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has a range of 60170 km. Pragati is a highly potent and accurate shortrange, battlefield tactical missile system capable of...