A scientist working for the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) here has been arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) for providing confidential information to a Pakistani agent, confirmed officials. The scientist was allegedly in touch with an agent of a "Pakistan Intelligence Operative" through WhatsApp and video calls, an ATS official said. A case has been registered and an investigation is underway.
The central government has appointed Samir Kamat as the new chief of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), on August 25. Kamat is a distinguished scientist and Director General, Naval Systems and Materials. Kamat will hold the aforementioned office till he attains the age of 60 years, or until further orders. Meanwhile, G Satheesh Reddy (59) has been appointed as the scientific advisor to the Defence Minister.
A collaborative R&D effort between Defence Electronics Application Laboratory, Defence Research & Development Organization, and Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee has culminated in the innovation of indigenous radio frequency power amplifiers to meet the future requirements of Programmable Radios. The research team created these amplifiers to meet both the high-efficiency and outstanding linearity criteria for signal quality. The… read-more
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Patients commended the government for creating a new Defense Research and Development Organization Hospital at Baltal base camp in Sonamarg, Jammu & Kashmir. It sought to give pilgrims and those involved in Amarnath Yatra health treatment. The government had previously built a hospital at Baltal base camp a few years ago, but its capacity was constrained and it was not equipped to care for all patients during the Amarnath Yatra.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on September 27, successfully tested a new version of the Akash Missile – "Akash Prime" Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha. The missile intercepted and destroyed an unmanned aerial target mimicking enemy aircraft, in its maiden flight test after improvements, the DRDO said. Rajnath Singh, DRDO chairman Dr. GS Reddy congratulated the defence forces for the successful flight… read-more
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To strengthen the Indian Army's defence capabilities, the Defence Ministry on September 23 placed an order to purchase 118 advanced versions of Arjun Tanks, MBT Mk-1A, in Chennai. The tank, developed by DRDO, is equipped with all-terrain mobility, invincible multi-layered protection, and can also work in day & night conditions. Reportedly, 118 tanks cost Rs 7,523 crore and the production of tanks will employ over 8,000 people.
Courtesy: United News of India
An advance electronic countermeasure or chaff technology was developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). The technology will prevent the Indian Fighter Jets, Naval ships from the enemy's radar-guided missiles as it can distract any guided missiles approaching the target. "In today’s electronic warfare, the survivability of fighter aircraft is of prime concern because of advancements in modern radar threats," the… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express
The new generation Akash surface-to-air missile system was successfully flight-tested by the DRDO from a test range off the Odisha coast. According to the defense ministry, the missile was test-fired around 12:45 PM on July 21. “Once deployed, the Akash-NG weapon system will prove to be a force multiplier for the air defense capability of the IAF,” the Ministry said. The missile can fly at about Mach 2.5.
Courtesy: Business Standard
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories will soon roll out 2-deoxy-D-Glucose, a COVID-19 drug across private and govt hospitals. Its commercial launch was announced on June 28. The initial phase of the rollout will cover tier 1 and metro cities. Each drug sachet is set at an MRP of Rs 990 and the purity stands at 99.5%. However, the drug will be sold under the brand name 2-DG, only after the doctor's recommendation.
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India successfully tested the nuclear-equipped Agni Prime missile on June 28, from a location off the coast of Odisha, Balasore. The ballistic missile is an improved version of the Agni class of missiles and is made of a composite material. According to a DRDO statement, it was a "textbook launch" to meet all mission objectives with a high level of accuracy… read-more