Research And Development

  • A new year for DRDO

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Right folks, it is the beginning of the year (well, we are still in the first quarter at least) and 'Geek at Large' has decided...

  • India test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-III missile 23-12-2013 05:49 PM

    Balasore: India on Monday test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III 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 surface-to-surface missile was carried out by the Strategic Forces...
  • India displays new missile at Seoul defence expo 30-10-2013 05:24 PM

    Seoul: India is showcasing its newly developed "Pragati" tactical surface-to-surface missile at the International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition ADEX-2013. The missile, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has a range of 60-170 km. Pragati is a highly potent and accurate short-range, battlefield tactical missile system capable of...
  • Wholesale onion prices down by Rs 5/kg; retail rates still high 21-09-2013 07:45 PM

    Wholesale onion prices, on Saturday, fell further by about Rs 5 per kg in the national capital on increased arrival of the commodity from Karantaka, but retail rates continue to rule high at Rs 70 a kg. The average price of onion declined to Rs 48.77 per kg from Rs...
  • India successfully test fires nuclear-capable Agni V long range missile 15-09-2013 08:33 AM

    New Delhi: India on Sunday successfully test fired Agni V from Wheeler Island, the country's most potent nuclear capable ballistic missile. The long range missile can carry nuclear warheads and is capable of reaching deep into China and as far as Europe. Only the UN Security Council permanent members -...
  • Second test flight of 5,000 km range Agni-V missile planned 13-09-2013 05:00 PM

    Balasore: A second test flight of long range, nuclear capable 'Agni-V' missile might be taken up on September 15 from Wheeler Island on Odisha's coast, if the weather permits. "If everything goes according to plan and weather conditions allow for a smooth launch, the test might be taken up on...
  • Odisha: Fire breaks out near missile trial centre at DRDO 29-04-2013 08:08 AM

    Balasore: A fire broke out in Chandipur's ammunition depot in Odisha early Monday morning. The fire broke out at 4 am in the ammunition testing centre of the Proof and Experimental Establishment or PXE. "The fire triggered explosions as it erupted in the magazine store of the Proof and Experimental...
  • Is Samsung sacrificing innovation for marketing? 06-04-2013 12:42 PM

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics is spending more on marketing than R&D for the first time in at least three years, prompting some pundits to warn that the IT giant is sacrificing innovation at a time when the market is teeming with ever smarter gadgets. The South Korean firm, which warned on...
  • DRDO computers 'hacked', probe on 13-03-2013 05:47 PM

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  • LCA project delayed: IAF Chief 04-10-2011 09:48 AM

    New Delhi: India's ambitious project to develop indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) has suffered a setback as the Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) for the aircraft was delayed by another year. "As far as LCA is concerned, there was an initial IOC in January this year. We were supposed to get...
  • Minds returning to India 06-08-2011 09:42 AM

    The United States has always been a featherbed for scientists and researchers, irrespective of their origins or nationality. That is because of its unique institutional ecosystem that keeps the ground fertile for creativity, as well as individual entrepreneurship and commercial success. The contribution of these scientists in helping the global...
  • US firm to buy DRDO's explosive detection kit 14-12-2010 06:38 PM

    New Delhi: A US firm has shown "keen interest" in a patented explosive detection kit developed by India's Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and a pact will be signed soon, an official statement said on Tuesday. Costing about Rs 5,000 a piece, the kit will be commercially produced by...
  • India develops first Laser Guided Bomb 20-10-2010 05:08 PM

    Dehradun: India has developed its first Laser Guided Bomb (LGB), a weapon that can hit a target with greater accuracy, with technological support from city-based Instrument Research and Development Establishment (IRDE). The development of technology for producing Laser Guided Bomb is part of ongoing research towards achieving self-dependency in the...
  • Caterpillar fungus, India's answer to Viagra 05-06-2008 09:19 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka took no risks with a winning target of 261 against Pakistan by settling for a draw in the second Test at Sinhalese Sports Club on Wednesday. That means Sri Lanka hold onto their 1-0 series lead, with the third Test starting on Sunday in Pallekele. Pakistan declared...
  • Govt woos Bedi, top cop says she won't stay 20-12-2007 12:49 PM

    Nagpur: The ICC today expressed its condolences and sympathy to the victims of the earthquake that rocked Christchurch, New Zealand, claiming several lives and leaving many homeless. "At times like this, sport can only offer its support and its deepest sympathy to those who have lost loved ones during such...