Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicDefence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

Topic: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

India successfully tests ballistic missile ‘Pralay’ off Odisha coast

It is a 350-500 km short-range, surface-to-surface missile with a payload capacity of 500-1,000 kg and is based on Prithvi Defence Vehicle, according to DRDO.

India successfully launches Supersonic Missile Assisted Torpedo System

It has been designed to enhance anti-submarine warfare capability beyond conventional range of torpedos. It was a textbook launch & full capability was demonstrated, DRDO said.

Mankind Pharma receives DRDO license to manufacture, market Covid drug 2-DG

Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) had permitted the emergency use of 2-DG on 1 May, as an adjunct treatment for moderate to severe Covid-19 patients.

DRDO says its anti-drone system can help Army prevent Jammu airbase-like attacks

The D-4 drone system is capable of early detection of drones and damaging their hardware, destroying micro-drones by jamming the command and control links, the DRDO said.

India successfully test fires nuclear-capable Agni-Prime missile in Odisha

DRDO officials said Agni-Prime is a new generation advanced variant of the Agni series and is a canisterised missile with a range capability between 1000 and 2000 km.

DRDO will begin trials of Made-in-India towed artillery in June but Army still has ‘concerns’

While the DRDO insists ATAGS are better than the Israeli ATHOS, the army has voiced concern over its weight and inability to meet critical performance parameters.

India to see tremendous increase in defence exports in next 4-5 years, says DRDO chairman

There will be a lot of 'indigenous content' in the Indian armed forces, said Chairman of Defence Research and Development Organisation G Satheesh Reddy at a webinar Thursday.

India testfires anti-ship version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Andaman & Nicobar

The test was conducted as part of the trials being conducted by the Indian Navy. A land-attack version supersonic cruise missile was also successfully test-fired earlier this week.

India tests RUDRAM — here’s why first indigenous anti-radiation missile is important

DRDO Friday successfully tested the new-generation anti-radiation missile RUDRAM on a radiation target located on Wheeler Island off Odisha. 

India successfully test-fires hypersonic missile carrier, 4th country to achieve the feat

With this successful test of the Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle, India will be making its first hypersonic missile in the next five years.

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.