DRDO Chief gets prestigious Aryabhatta award

DRDO Chief VK Saraswat today received the prestigious Aryabhatta award by the Astronautical Society of India for his lifetime contributions to missiles and aerospace technologies.

DRDO says it has capability to produce VVIP choppers

DRDO said it has the capability to manufacture such helicopters even though he contended that producing anything entirely indigenously was impractical.

Scientific Adviser seeks to play down IAF Chief`s remarks

Seeking to play down Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne`s unhappiness over delays in defence development projects VK Saraswat, Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister on Thursday said it is a mere "perception of users".

Liberate scientific pursuit from bureaucratic clutches: Nair

Former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair on Monday came down heavily on the Government for reportedly clipping the financial powers of DRDO chief VK Saraswat.

`Six out of 1 lakh soldiers victim of suicide`

Cases of suicides and fratricides among Indian soldiers has reduced to six per lakh this year from about 14 per lakh a few years ago, premier defence agency DRDO has said.

`India capable of making missiles with 8,000 km range`

India is capable of developing missiles that can hit targets located at more than 8,000 km away, a top official today said.

Huge scope for exporting weapon system: DRDO chief

The weapon system and defence technology developed by DRDO are competitive and there is huge scope for exporting them, DRDO chief said.

LCA `Tejas` to be inducted in Air Force: DRDO

Indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft `Tejas` will be inducted into the Indian Air Force this year, DRDO chief VK Saraswat has said.

Production of Agni-V to start this year: Saraswat

India has emerged as a major missile power with the successful launch of Agni V ballistic missile and the production of the weapon system would start in a year`s time, DRDO chief V K Saraswat said Thursday.

Must focus on making missiles for all platforms: Saraswat

India must focus on making
missiles adaptable for all three armed services and reducing
dependence on other countries for electronic missile
components, Defence Minister`s Scientific Advisor VK Saraswat
said.

Def scientists to try to shoot down missile at 150km altitude

Defence scientists have been able to intercept a
missile at an altitude of 80 km and are now planning to aim
higher.

India to launch series of military satellites

India plans to launch a series of indigenously built military satellites with surveillance, imaging and navigation capabilities to keep a watch on its neighbourhood and help guide cruise missiles.