DRDO celebrated its 65th foundation day

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Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) celebrated its 65th foundation day on 1st January 2023.

Important facts

  • DRDO Chairman Dr S V Kamat addressed the DRDO fraternity on the occasion.

  • He reaffirmed DRDO's commitment towards R&D excellence and briefed about the development of cutting edge technologies for self-reliance in defence.

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

  • It is a premier defence research and development agency under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.

  • It is working on several cutting-edge military technology areas, including aeronautics, armaments, combat vehicles, electronics, instrumentation, engineering systems, missiles, materials, naval systems, advanced computing, simulation, cyber, hypersonic technology, quantum computing and communications

  • DRDO's first project for the Indian military was in surface-to-air missiles (SAM) known as Project Indigo.

  • Since inception, DRDO has made several breakthroughs in developing key systems and critical technologies such as aircraft avionics, UAVs, small arms, artillery systems, EW systems, tanks and armoured vehicles, sonar systems, command and control systems and missile systems

  • It aims to make India self-reliant in critical defence technology and systems.

  • It was set up in 1958.

  • Headquarters - New Delhi

  • Chairman - Samir V Kamat

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