Defence Research and Development Organisation

Centre pulls plug on $500 million Israeli missile deal, asks DRDO for home-grown weapons

Centre pulls plug on $500 million Israeli missile deal, asks DRDO for home-grown weapons

Centre's effort to boost development of indigenous weapon system for the Army took an interesting turn after the Defence ministry canceled a $500 million Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) missile deal with Israel.

Nov 20, 2017, 10:34 AM IST
CRPF sends 21, 000 plastic bullets to Kashmir to reduce pellets usage

CRPF sends 21, 000 plastic bullets to Kashmir to reduce pellets usage

The bullets, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and manufactured by the Ordnance factory based in Pune, can be fitted in the AK series of assault rifles and will be an alternative to the much-criticised pellet shotguns.

Oct 07, 2017, 17:26 PM IST
India's indigenously developed anti-tank guided missile 'Nag' successfully test-fired

India's indigenously developed anti-tank guided missile 'Nag' successfully test-fired

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test-fired Anti-tank Guided Missile (ATGM) 'Nag'.

Sep 09, 2017, 18:26 PM IST

VK Saraswat named as new JNU chancellor

The HRD Ministry has named scientist and former DRDO chief Vijay Kumar Saraswat as the next chancellor of JNU.

May 12, 2017, 16:11 PM IST

Whither defence research? Navy's rejection of Tejas is a lesson

Admiral Arun Prakash (retd)/South Asia Monitor/IANS

Feb 21, 2017, 11:39 AM IST

India conducts second successful test of Guided Pinaka Rocket

India on Tuesday conducted the second successful test of the Guided Pinaka rocket from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) launch pad at Chandipur in Odisha.

Jan 24, 2017, 15:28 PM IST
India successfully test-fires Guided Pinaka rocket

India successfully test-fires Guided Pinaka rocket

India on Thursday successfully test-fired the Guided Pinaka rocket from Integrated Test Range (ITR) launch pad at Chandipur in Odisha.

Jan 12, 2017, 21:42 PM IST
India set to test launch Agni-V missile, capable of reaching northern parts of China, today

India set to test launch Agni-V missile, capable of reaching northern parts of China, today

The indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile, Agni-5, is capable of striking a target more than 5,000 km. 

Dec 26, 2016, 09:16 AM IST
Rustom-II, DRDO's indigenous drone, successfully takes first flight - Watch video

Rustom-II, DRDO's indigenous drone, successfully takes first flight - Watch video

The drone is similar to the likes of American Predator drones.

Nov 17, 2016, 09:35 AM IST
Govt seeks info on alleged graft in USD 208-million Embraer jet deal of UPA era

Govt seeks info on alleged graft in USD 208-million Embraer jet deal of UPA era

The company has been under investigation by the US Justice Department since 2010 when a contract with the Dominican Republic raised the Americans' suspicions.

Sep 10, 2016, 17:04 PM IST
DRDO inks pact with IITs for Centre for Propulsion Technology

DRDO inks pact with IITs for Centre for Propulsion Technology

The initiative is aimed at achieving synergy between DRDO and IIT for channelising research efforts towards developing aerospace technologies.

Jul 09, 2016, 16:40 PM IST

DRDO to start Rs 100 crore research centre at Jadavpur varsity

The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) is collaborating with Jadavpur University to start a new Rs 100 crore research centre here to develop technologies related to cyber security and robotics for the defence forces.

Jun 23, 2016, 16:19 PM IST

DRDO issues avalanche warning in next 48 hours in Jammu and Kashmir

 An avalanche warning was on Saturday issued for higher areas of Jammu and Kashmir, advising people not to venture in these areas over the next 48 hours.

Mar 19, 2016, 15:17 PM IST

Soon, India may produce 100 missiles every month

India is looking to double missile production to 100 per month, a senior defence official said here on Wednesday.

Mar 16, 2016, 16:12 PM IST
Prithvi-II missile test-fired

Prithvi-II missile test-fired

Inducted into India's armed forces in 2003, Prithvi-II is the first missile to be developed by DRDO under India's prestigious IGMDP.

Feb 16, 2016, 12:10 PM IST

India successfully test-fires N-capable Prithvi II missile

India on Thursday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile, which has a strike range of 350 km.

Nov 26, 2015, 13:42 PM IST
Don't restrict us in defence manufacturing space, private players say

Don't restrict us in defence manufacturing space, private players say

The Indian government has identified six areas that private companies can bid for in the defence manufacturing space under the Make in India drive -- which means replacement of the usual system of tenders and lowest bids -- but stakeholders are upset that they can't participate in more than one sector.

Oct 23, 2015, 13:18 PM IST

Flight of Nirbhay missile aborted nearly 12 minutes after launch

Flight of Nirbhay missile aborted nearly 12 minutes after launch

Oct 16, 2015, 14:24 PM IST
DRDO seeks enhanced budget, says China spending more on R&D than India

DRDO seeks enhanced budget, says China spending more on R&D than India

DRDO, the premier defence research organisation, on Wednesday sought enhanced budget saying that China was spending close to 20 percent of its defence outlay on R&D as compared to a mere 5-6 percent in India.

Sep 23, 2015, 15:28 PM IST

DRDO to conduct joint research in defence with IIT-Kharagpur

To achieve self-reliance in select defence technologies through joint research, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Tuesday signed a memorandum of collaboration with IIT-Kharagpur.

Aug 18, 2015, 15:46 PM IST