Friday, May 14, 2010

Boost for Research Centre overhauls DRDO

In the first major overhaul of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) since its formation in 1958, the Defence Ministry today made its intent clear and ordered a total revamp. An overarching commission will decide on induction of new technology, while the top brass of the DRDO will be held accountable to ensure timely delivery of the products.

The thrust on home-manufactured products will continue as second generation of Arjun Tanks and Akash air defense missiles, both indigenous products, will be developed locally. The ministry today ordered that a new Defence Technology Commission, a kind of monitoring body, headed by Defence Minister AK Antony, would oversee new research works and induction of technology. It would have representation of the services, engineers, designers and scientists among others. It would also assess if the technology could be developed within India or procured from aboard......................................Read More

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