Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Current Affairs, GK & News

Third Scorpene submarine INS Karanj commissioned into service

The Indian Navy has inducted into service the third Scorpene-class conventional diesel-electric submarine called INS Karanj on March 10, 2021. Highlights The watercraft called INS Karanj was commissioned by the former Navy Chief, Admiral V.S. Shekhawat. He was the Commanding Officer of previous version of the INS Karanj during 1971 India-Pakistan War. Background INS Karanj ..

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DRDO Develops AIP Technology

The Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO) on March 8, 2021 conducted the final development test of Air Independent test of the “Air Independent Propulsion (AIP)”. The test was conducted a day before the INS Karanj attack submarine was inducted into the Indian Navy.  This is a major step which will make the Indian submarines ..

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DAC approves Acquisition Proposals of Three Armed Forces

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved the acquisition of 118 Arjun Mark 1A tanks on February 23, 2021. Highlights The approval was given for the Indian Army at a cost of ₹6,000 crores. This move will be a boost for the indigenisation in defence sector. The approval was given for 58-tonne weight DRDO-developed tanks. ..

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VL-SRSAM missile system successfully launched

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully launched the two indigenously designed and developed Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) on February 22, 2021. Highlights The missiles were launched with the help of static vertical launcher. They were launched from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the Odisha Coast. Launch of ..

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First Thunderstorm Research Testbed of India

India’s first thunderstorm research testbed will be established in Balasore, Odisha. Objective of testbed The Thunderstorm Research Testbed is being established with the objective to minimalize the human fatalities and loss of property because of the lightning strikes. Highlights This announcement was made by the Director-General of India Meteorological Department, Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra. He also ..

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