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K-4 Ballistic Missile Successfully Tested

Ballistic Missile K-4 successfully tested around noon on Sunday, 19th January 2020 from a submerged pontoon (a type of boat) off the Vishakhapatnam coast by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The missile has been tested under developmental trials earlier several times, but during Sunday’s test, the missile was tested from a submerged platform ..

QRSAM successfully flight-tested from ITR Chandipur

Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) was successfully flight-tested from the Integrated Test Range(ITR), Chandipur located in the Baleswar district of Odisha on Monday, December 23, 2019. The Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile’s technology is being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) and is being manufactured in India by the Defense ..

DRDO organises workshop for Achieving Leadership in Future Technologies

On 13 Nov. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) organised a workshop titled ‘DRDO-Academia Interaction for Achieving Leadership in Future Technologies’. The workshop was aimed to leverage the academic expertise available in the country andincrease the synergy with Academia. Various ideas were discussed to explore new horizons of collaboration so that research directly contributes towards ..

DRDO Igniter Complex came up in High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL)

The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) Igniter Complex has recently inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik at High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) in Pune, Maharashtra. The purpose of the laboratory is to design & develop any kind of ignition systems for key DRDO projects. Ignition is a crucial and ..

World Students’ Day (WSD)

The World Students’ Day (WSD)  is celebrated every year on October 15 to observe the birthday of India’s former President and great scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. He was the 11th President of India, who served from 2002 to 2007, and was widely referred to as the people’s President besides being credited for India’s civilian ..

Sheikh Hasina conferred with Dr Kalam Smriti International Excellence Award 2019

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh has been conferred the Dr Kalam Smriti International Excellence Award 2019 in Dhaka for her vision of a peaceful and prosperous South Asia, free of tension, conflicts and terrorism. It acknowledged her contribution to fostering cooperation between India and Bangladesh. The award has been instituted in the memory of ..

DRDO successfully tests Man Portable Antitank Guided Missile

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight-tested a Man-Portable Antitank Guided Missile (MPATGM). Test Fire of MPATGM It was successfully tested in the ranges of Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh. The MPATGM was launched from a man-portable tripod launcher and the target was mimicking a functional tank. The MPATGM successfully hit the target ..

Debris from Mission Shakti

In March 2019 India had successfully test-fired an anti-satellite missile by shooting down a live satellite. The project named as Mission Shakti led by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was aimed at strengthening India’s overall security. Mission Shakti DRDO-developed anti-satellite system (A-SAT) successfully destroyed a live satellite in the Low Earth Orbit. India ..