Monday, August 1, 2016

DRDO to Organise Defence Exhibition in Parliament Premises


India’s premier research institution DRDO under the Ministry of Defence will organise an exclusive exhibition in the Parliament premises to showcase various defence & technology products developed indigenously in India. 

The Speaker of Lok Sabha Smt Sumitra Mahajan will inaugurate the exhibition on the 3rd of August at 1000hrs. The 3-day long exhibition, to be held at the Parliament Library Building, will display numerous state-of-the-art defence technologies, products and systems developed by various DRDO laboratories indigenously, which includes the BrahMos missile, the ‘Arjun’ main battle tank, AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning and Control System), 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 Members of Parliament from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are expected to visit the exhibition to get a first-hand account of huge work undertaken by DRDO and their successful implementation. 

During the exhibition, DRDO will also organise a virtual reality display of Arjun Main Battle Tank, BrahMos Missile, AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning and Control System) & 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 & combat systems, life sciences, micro electronic devices, cyber technologies, electronics & 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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