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DRDO to showcase state-of-the-art defence technologies in Parliament premises

Updated: Aug 02, 2016 08:46 IST      
DRDO to showcase state-of-the-art defence technologies in Parliament premises
New Delhi, Aug.2 (ANI): Premier research institution, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will organise an exclusive exhibition in the Parliament premises to showcase various defence and technology products developed indigenously.

The event, which would be inaugurated by Speaker of Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan on August 3, would be held in Parliament Library Building.

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.

The three-day long exhibition will display numerous state-of-the-art defence technologies, products and systems developed by various DRDO laboratories indigenously. This would include 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.

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 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. (ANI)

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