Defending the presence of the Defence Minister at the event, the official said it was aimed at bringing DRDO into the limelight.
When Kalam took over as DRDO chief, the indigenous content in the missile systems was 30 per cent. Aatre says Kalam convinced the government that DRDO would reverse that to 70 per cent.
L&T to produce, sell Lakshya pilotless target aircraft; foreign militaries too can buy with defence ministry permission.
The decision is in tune with the defence ministry’s intention to transform the HR department of DRDO.
DRDO officials are stunned by the Army’s RFI and are wondering why it was issued when it is already working on it.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the policy is likely to be rolled out soon.
Both are under pressure to cope with the challenges of the current fluid power dynamic in Asia.
After remaining headless for over three months, DRDO finally has two new men at the helm of affairs.
Currently, around 1,030 institute are part of the network and the project aims at taking this number further to 1500.
The appointments were spearheaded by a high-level committee appointed by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
These decisions concern breakthrough in the ammunition issue, serviceability concerns/ upgradation of Arjun tanks, firing of Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System, testing of mountain Electronic Warfare systems, among others.
Kumar will take over from R K Mathur, who retires on May 24.
An order by the DoPT said Mathur would now hold the additional charge as secretary of DRDO till May 24.
The system would be able to tackle incoming ballistic missiles of range up to 2,000 km.
Scientist Gausal Khan has alleged the lab denied him permission to visit other countries to attend conferences and seminars.