Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Prerna Sthal

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Prerna Sthal was inaugurated on October 15, 2021 at Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam.


  • Prerna Sthal was inaugurated to commemorate 90th birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam as well as to commemorate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.
  • On the occasion, a statue of Dr Kalam was also unveiled by director general (Naval Systems & Materials) of DRDO, Dr Samir V Kamat.
  • NSTL products like Varunastra, Torpedo Advanced Light (TAL) and Maareech decoy are also being displayed on the occasion at NSTL.

About NSTL

NSTL is the premier naval research laboratory working under the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO). It is located in Visakhapatnam. The main function of NSTL is the research & development of underwater weapons & associated systems. It is organized under the Directorate of Naval R&D of DRDO. Current director of NSTL is Dr Y. Sreenivas Rao.

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen (APJ) Abdul Kalam

He was an Indian aerospace scientist and also served as 11th president of India from 2002 to 2007. He was born and brought up in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. He studied physics and aerospace engineering. He dedicated his four years as a scientist and science administrator, at the DRDO and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He was involved in the military missile development efforts and civilian space programme in India.  This, he is known as Missile Man of India. He also played significant organisational, technical, and political role the Pokhran-II nuclear tests by India in 1998.


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