New Delhi: Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) 3-day exhibition is under way at the Parliament premises since 03 Aug, Wednesday. The exhibition that showcases India’s indigenous defence capabilities, was inaugurated by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday.
Weapons like the BrahMos supersonic missiles, multi-barrel rocket launcher ‘Pinaka’, the ‘Arjun’ main battle tank, the Airborne Early Warning and Control System and other equipment among others are on display at the Parliament premises.
According to the DRDO, the aim of the exhibition was to provide the members of parliament with a “firsthand account of the mammoth amount of work” undertaken by the research organisation.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation is an agency of the Republic of India, charged with the military’s research and development, headquartered in New Delhi, India. It was formed in 1958 by the merger of the Technical Development Establishment and the Directorate of Technical Development and Production with the Defence Science Organisation.
With a network of 5 laboratories, which are engaged in developing defence technologies covering various fields, like aeronautics, armaments, electronics, land combat engineering, life sciences, materials, missiles, and naval systems, DRDO is India’s largest and most diverse research organisation.