Today is the 63rd DRDO Foundation Day of our esteemed institution.
On this occasion Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO met Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh. The Secretary presented the Defence Minister a model of the Akash Missile System, which is recently cleared for export. On the occasion, Chairman DRDO along with DGs and Directors of DRDO HQ paid floral tributes to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam at DRDO Bhawan.
DRDO was established in 1958 with just 10 laboratories to enhance the research work in the Defence sector and was tasked with designing and developing cutting-edge defense technologies for the Indian Armed Forces. Today, DRDO is working in multiple cutting edge military technology areas, which include aeronautics, armaments, combat vehicles, electronics, instrumentation, engineering systems, missiles, materials, naval systems, advanced computing, simulation, cyber, life sciences, and other technologies for defense.
Addressing the DRDO fraternity, Chairman DRDO extended warm wishes to DRDO employees and their families. He stated that an eventful year has passed and a new one is about to begin and asked scientists to innovate and create for the Nation. He said that efforts of DRDO have given a quantum jump to India’s self-reliance in defence, contributing towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
On the DRDO Foundation Day, the Chairman DRDO also launched an Online Industry Partner Registration Module to simplify the process of vendor registration. He released the DRDO Monograph on “Issues on Development of Communication Technology using Orbiting Satellites” and also the Environmental Safety Manual and Guidelines for Disposal of Life Expired Chemicals and Gases at DRDO Laboratories.