India is an emerging power – economically, diplomatically, and militarily. As India increases its space and voice in the international comity of nations, its military strength will ensure it finds ear and respect.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is India’s apex body coordinating research and manufacturing activity with all associated public and private sector firms in India.
Its mandate is simple. Ensure India continues on its path of self-reliance in defence production, and its forces continue receiving state-of-the-art technology to give them the edge at the time they need to use them.
Defence research and development is a long gestation activity and a continuous process of improvement over existing technologies.
In 2019, DRDO, along with all associated organisations broke new ground in several technologies. Here are some of the leading ones:
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