Research And Development

  • India conducts successful trial of surface-to-air 'Akash' missile August 13, 2014

    Balasore: For the second day in a row, India on Wednesday successfully conducted trial of its indigenously developed surface-to-air '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...
  • BlackBerry sells its German-based R&D assets July 6, 2014

    Waterloo: BlackBerry is selling its research and development department in Germany to Volkswagen Infotainment, a subsidiary of the automaker that makes interactive technology for vehicle dashboards. The companies said Thursday that the deal will shift about 200 BlackBerry employees in Bochum, Germany, to Volkswagen. The terms of the deal were not...
  • India test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-III missile December 23, 2013

    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 Command...
  • India displays new missile at Seoul defence expo October 30, 2013

    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 September 21, 2013

    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 53.39...
  • India successfully test fires nuclear-capable Agni V long range missile September 15, 2013

    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 - China,...
  • Second test flight of 5,000 km range Agni-V missile planned September 13, 2013

    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 September...
  • Odisha: Fire breaks out near missile trial centre at DRDO April 29, 2013

    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? April 6, 2013

    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 Friday...
  • DRDO computers 'hacked', probe on March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The computers of highly-sensitive Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) have reportedly been hacked. The hacking is suspected to have been carried out by Chinese hackers and there are fears that some sensitive information could have been compromised. When asked about it, Defence Minister AK Antony said, "Intelligence agencies...
  • Cruise missile Nirbhay deviates from flight path, terminated March 12, 2013

    Balasore: India's first indigenously developed sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay on Tuesday failed to hit the target in its maiden test-firing as it had to be terminated mid-way after deviating from the flight course. However, the DRDO said the missile "successfully" met the basic mission objectives and performed some of the...
  • India test fires sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay with partial success March 12, 2013

    India on Tuesday test fired cruise missile Nirbhay from the Interim Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur in Odisha with partial success. Nirbhay, which has a range of 1000 km, was fired at 11:55 am from a mobile launcher. However, it deviated from its path and failed to hit its pre-designed...
  • Terror accused former DRDO scientist released from B'lore jail March 5, 2013

    Bangalore: A former employee of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was released from the Bangalore central jail on Tuesday evening. Aijaz Ahmed Mirza, who worked as a junior scientist with DRDO, had been arrested on terror charges. Upon release, he said he was thankful to all those who had faith...
  • India plans missile test ranges in Andhra, Andamans February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will set up missile test ranges in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Andhra Pradesh and the process has been initiated to acquire land, the government said on Wednesday. Defence Minister AK Antony told the Rajya Sabha that the DRDO had proposed to...
  • India is not a cheap technology destination January 31, 2013

    Name: VK Viswanathan Age: 61 Last position: Managing Director, Bosch India Education: Bachelors of commerce from Madras University and a chartered accountant Career: Spent 17 years at Hindustan Lever, his last role as group treasurer and head for mergers & acquisitions. He then joined Bosch in 1998 and moved into the role of...
  • Antony calls for reducing dependence on defence imports October 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony on Friday called for reducing India's over-dependence on defence imports and bolstering research and development capabilities. Speaking to officials of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs), Antony asked them to make sincere and sustained efforts to reduce the dependence on...
  • India tests Prithvi missile's naval version Dhanush October 5, 2012

    Balasore: India successfully test-fired nuclear capable Dhanush, the naval version of Prithvi short-range ballistic missile, from a warship off Odisha coast on Friday. The indigenously developed naval version of the Prithvi short-range ballistic missile has a strike range of up to 350 km and can carry 500 kg of conventional...
  • Prithvi II ballistic missile test fired in Odisha October 4, 2012

    Balasore: India on Thursday test-fired its nuclear-capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 km from a test range near Balasore as part of a user trial by the Army. "The flight test of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted at around 0907 hrs from a mobile launcher from...
  • Agni-IV missile test-fired off Odisha coast September 19, 2012

    Balasore: India on Wednesday test-fired its nuclear-capable strategic missile Agni-IV with a strike range of about 4000 km from a test range off Odisha coast. It was test launched with the help of a mobile launcher from launch complex-4 of ITR at Wheeler Island, about 100 km from Balasore, at...
  • DRDO refutes secret audit report, says will file its response August 14, 2012

    A top secret audit of DRDO ordered by Defence Minister AK Antony himself has revealed that the country's premier body for defence research has allegedly spent crores of rupees on technology without any positive outcome. ...
  • Minister wants IT R&D institute in Hyderabad August 13, 2012

    Hyderabad: IT minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah has requested Union human resources development minister Kapil Sibal to set up an information technology research and development institute here on the line of the one existing in Taiwan. Ponnala discussed the matter with Sibal when the latter attended the convocation at the Birla Institute...
  • DRDO, Army working on futuristic artillery gun July 10, 2012

    New Delhi: That the Indian Army's artillery regiments are in desperate need of a makeover is well known. But the process of modernisation and upgrade has moved at a glacial pace. The only new weapon in sight is the M777 light howitzer which has been cleared for procurement from BAE...
  • Huawei to open global R&D centre in India June 25, 2012

    Shanghai: Despite uncertainties in the telecom sector, Chinese equipment maker Huawei will invest $2 billion over the next four years in India as it looks to aggressively market consumer devices and set up global R&D centre in the country. The company, which clocked $1.5 billion in revenues from India in 2011-12,...
  • Delhi, Mumbai to get missile defence shield June 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi and Mumbai have been chosen for the Defence Research and Development Organisation's (DRDO) Ballistic Missile Defence system that can be put in place at short notice. The detailed proposal is being prepared for final clearance from the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS). The strategic planning has already begun to...
  • Tatra's performance has been very good: DRDO chief March 31, 2012

    DRDO chief VK Saraswat on Saturday defended the use of Tatra trucks saying the trucks had rather performed well. ...
  • TN: Driver crashes tank into wall, soldier dead March 3, 2012

    Chennai: In a freak accident, a soldier perched over a T-90 battle tank was killed when its driver lost control and dashed against a concrete structure in Chennai on Friday. A concrete slab fell on the tank following the mishap, killing the soldier and injuring another at the Combat Vehicles Research...
  • Chennai: One dead in battle tank accident March 2, 2012

    Chennai: In a freak accident, a soldier perched over a T-90 battle tank was killed when its driver lost control and dashed against a concrete structure in Chennai on Friday. A concrete slab fell on the tank following the mishap, killing the soldier and injuring another at the Combat Vehicles Research...
  • LCA project delayed: IAF Chief October 4, 2011

    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...
  • Minds returning to India August 6, 2011

    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 December 14, 2010

    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 the...