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DRDO organises defence exhibition in Parliament premises
 
DRDO organises defence exhibition in Parliament premises India’s premier research institution Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the ministry of defence (MoD) organised an exclusive exhibition in the Parliament premises to showcase various defence and technology products developed indigenously in India.

The Speaker of Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan inaugurated the exhibition on August 3. The three-day long exhibition, held at the Parliament Library Building, displayed numerous state-of-the-art defence technologies, products and systems developed by various DRDO laboratories indigenously, which included the BrahMos missile, the ‘Arjun’ main battle tank, Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&C), Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher ‘Pinaka’, Remotely operated vehicle, NBC Recce Vehicle, Wheeled Armoured Platform (WHAP), Laser Ordnance Disposal System (LORDS), Varunastra Torpedo, Mobile Automatic Robotic System (MARS), various type of radars and other products.

The MPs from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha visited the exhibition to get a first-hand account of huge work undertaken by DRDO and their successful implementation.

During the exhibition, DRDO also organised a virtual reality display of Arjun Main Battle Tank, BrahMos Missile, AEW&C and LCA-Tejas.

Established in 1958, the DRDO and its network of 52 dedicated defence laboratories all across the country have been engaged in developing critical defence technologies covering a wide array of disciplines like missile, aeronautics, armaments and combat systems, life sciences, micro electronic devices, cyber technologies, electronics and communication, radars, laser technology, naval system, material technologies for the Indian armed forces.

The research agency has also tied up with several academic institutions, national science and technology agencies, public and private-sector undertakings to carry out research and development work and fulfilling its foremost objective of making India fully self-reliant in defence technology design and production.

 
 


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