With several of DRDO's programmes being behind schedule, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sent out a strong message to it by flaying the 'chalta hai' attitude and asked the defence research body to complete its projects before time to put India ahead in the world.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the DRDO Awards 2013 function in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)
Narendra Modi underlined that technology in defence sector is changing fast and India is left behind because products which are "two steps ahead" come into the market "even before we conceptualise a system." (Source: PTI)
It is not that India lacks the talent pool but "I think there is this 'chalta hai' (lackadaisical) attitude", Modi said and told DRDO to "decide whether it has to respond to the situation" and set the agenda for the world. (Source: PTI)
"We can be the world leader by not following but by showing the way," the Prime Minister said at a function organised here to give away DRDO awards.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, presenting the Titanium trophy to the Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS) at the DRDO Awards 2013 function in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)
"The time demands... the world will not wait for us. We have to run ahead of time. That is why whatever we do, we should try hard to do it before time. It should not be so that a project is conceived in 1992 and in 2014 (we say) it will take some more time. The world will go ahead," Modi said. (Source: PTI)
Narendra Modi said the challenge before India is "how do we complete work before time. If the world is coming up with some products in 2020, can we come in the field prepared with products in
2018." (Source: PTI)
A water pipeline that supplies water to Mumbai burst in Vartak Nagar, Mumbai on Wednesday. (Source: Express photo by Deepak Joshi)
Five volve were opened to reduce the water pressure and liters of water was wasted. (Source: Express photo by Deepak Joshi)