Abdul Kalam had special attachment to Hyderabad

 Former president APJ Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday, had a special attachment to Hyderabad where he led India's missile development programme and worked on various projects to use the spin-offs of defence research for healthcare.

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India's 'original rocket man': Abdul Kalam's phenomenal contribution to Science
India's 'original rocket man': Abdul Kalam's phenomenal contribution to Science

India's most loved president, renowned scientist and Bharat Ratna, APJ Abdul Kalam passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture to students at IIM-Shillong on Monday evening. He was 84.

DU students turn scientists at DRDO labs

Young scientists at Delhi University are busy working at Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) laboratories this summer, programming robots to be used in warfare and developing an image encryption scheme for secure communication.

Akash Air Defence system to be formally inducted into IAF this week

 Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will this week formally induct the Akash Air Defence System into the Indian Air Force.

Chinese military research academy praises India's main battle tank Arjun, says it's 'very good'
Chinese military research academy praises India's main battle tank Arjun, says it's 'very good'

India's indigenous main battle tank Arjun was on Monday praised by a top Chinese military official who said it is "very good" for Indian conditions as the PLA for the first time opened its facilities for Indian media to provide an insight into its massive modernisation.

India facing dearth of cryptographers: Ex-DRDO chief

Former DRDO chief V.K. Saraswat on Monday expressed concern at the shortage of experts involved in making and cracking secret codes, as they have a major role to play in bolstering India's cyber defence.

NITI Aayog to push India's cyber defence system

 NITI Aayog would give a policy push to build India's cyber defence system, its member V K Saraswat said on Monday.

Indian Army seeks designs for futuristic combat vehicle

 Intending to replace the Soviet-origin T-72 tanks, the Army has invited proposals from domestic and foreign firms for designing a 'Future Ready Combat Vehicle', significantly at a time when DRDO is already working on such a project.

Army invites proposals for designing tanks, DRDO surprised

Intending to replace Soviet-origin T-72 tanks, the Army has invited proposals from domestic and foreign firms for designing 'Future Ready Combat Vehicle' (FRCV) tanks, significantly at a time when DRDO is already working on such a project.

DRDO scientist Narayana Murthy gets Astronautical Society award

Noted DRDO scientist BHVS Narayana Murthy has been conferred with the Astronautical Society of India's Rocket and Related Technologies Award in recognition of his research, innovations, sustained contributions and leadership.

Govt clears transfer of land for defence research centre

The government on Wednesday approved transfer of a portion of land and building of erstwhile National Instruments by Jadavpur University (West Bengal) to the DRDO for setting up a defence research centre.

New DRDO chief takes over, scientists hail appointment

 Radar specialist S. Christopher took charge as the new director general of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and its secretary at on Friday morning, with the appointment being welcomed by defence scientists and officials.

DRDO scientists welcome appointment of new chief

After being without a full-time chief for around four months, the appointment of a chief at the premier defence research agency DRDO has been welcomed by the scientists and officials.

Indian military lab develops kit to detect swine flu in hours

In a major breakthrough in detecting the deadly swine flu virus that killed around 2,000 people in India in an outbreak this year, a key military research centre has developed a kit that can detect the virus in a matter of hours.

Need for synergised approach for success of 'Make in India' in defence: Lt Gen Campose

Vice Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Philip Campose has emphasised the need for a `synergised approach` to ensure the success of the `Make In India` initiative in the defence sector.

Hi-tech chariot: Role of DRDO lab under lens, govt tells Parliament

A probe is on into allegations that a Pune-based DRDO lab had donated to a temple a 'hi-tech chariot' made by its scientists, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar informed Parliament on Friday.

DRDO & GTU to set up Cyber Security Centre

 Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in association with Gujarat Technological University (GTU) today decided to set up a Cyber Security Center, called as 'e-Raksha Research Center'.

Air conditioner vest developed for troops posted in desert

An air conditioner vest has been developed for soldiers posted in the desert by premier defence research laboratory DRDO and its performance evaluation has been completed under lab conditions.