Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO): News

08 Sep 2023

Defence Ministry

India begins process to buy 31 predator drones from US

India has reportedly requested the acquisition of 31 MQ-9B Reaper or Predator-B drones from the United States (US), with the aim of finalizing the deal within this fiscal year.

20 Aug 2023


Karnataka: DRDO drone crashes during trial run in Chitradurga

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) crashed in agricultural fields in Karnataka's Chitradurga district on Sunday, ANI reported.

10 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

India to procure 26 Rafale-M fighters, attack submarines from France 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is reportedly set to sign a new defense deal with French President Emmanuel Macron during his France visit on Thursday.

02 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

France offers to co-produce fighter jet engines in India

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to France, the European country has reportedly made an offer to India to co-produce an engine that will power twin-engine advanced multi-role combat aircraft (AMCA) and the twin-engine deck-based fighter (TEDBF) for Indian aircraft carriers.

25 May 2023

Rajnath Singh

Pakistan and China pose 'double threat' to India's borders: Rajnath

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday alluded to China and Pakistan as a "double threat" brewing on India's borders, emphasizing that India must focus on advancement in defense technology to fight the dangers effectively.

16 May 2023


CBI books defense journalist Vivek Raghuvanshi over espionage charges 

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday registered an espionage case against defense journalist Vivek Raghuvanshi under Official Secrets Act (OSA).

05 May 2023

Pakistan News

Who is Pradeep Kurulkar, DRDO scientist honey-trapped by Pakistan

The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Wednesday arrested a scientist working for the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in Pune, reported PTI, quoting officials on Thursday.

29 Dec 2022

Indian Air Force

IAF successfully test fires extended range version of BrahMos missile

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday confirmed that it successfully test-fired an extended-range version of the BrahMos Air Launched missile in the Bay of Bengal.

24 Aug 2022

Indian Air Force

3 IAF officers terminated for misfired BrahMos landing in Pakistan

The services of three Indian Air Force (IAF) officers were terminated by the Central government after a Court of Inquiry (CoI) found them "primarily responsible" for the accidental firing of the BrahMos missile on March 9 this year.

DRDO engineer held for leaking information on India's missile program

An engineer with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was arrested on Friday on charges of leaking sensitive information on India's missile development program.

21 Apr 2022


Indian Air Force, Navy partner with DRDO for chaff technology

The Indian Air Force and Navy's defense systems are set to receive a significant boost soon.

27 Mar 2022

Indian Army

DRDO successfully test-fires medium-range surface-to-air missile, destroys target

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested the Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) air defense system off the coast of Balasore in Odisha on Sunday.

23 Jul 2021

Indian Air Force

India flight tests new generation surface-to-air Akash missile

India on Friday successfully flight tested the New Generation Akash (Akash-NG) missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur which is located off the Odisha coast, the DRDO sources said.

DRDO nod for Mankind Pharma to manufacture COVID-19 drug 2-DG

Pharmaceutical firm Mankind Pharma on Thursday announced that it has received approval from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to manufacture and market the COVID-19 drug 2-Deoxy-D-Glucose or 2-DG.

28 Jun 2021


COVID-19 drug 2-DG launched: All you need to know

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories on Monday announced the commercial launch of COVID-19 drug 2-Deoxy-D-Glucose (2-DG).

17 May 2021


DRDO's anti-coronavirus drug: Its efficacy, price, and more queries answered

The first batch containing 10,000 doses of the anti-coronavirus drug - 2-Deoxy-D-Glucose or 2-DG - was launched by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan today.

08 May 2021


DRDO's anti-coronavirus drug cleared for emergency use by DCGI

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved the emergency use of an anti-coronavirus drug developed by a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to treat moderate to severe patients, reports say.

28 Apr 2021

Rajnath Singh

DRDO to set up 500 oxygen plants within three months

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will set up 500 medical oxygen plants within the next three months from the allocation made by the PM-CARES Fund, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday.

02 Feb 2021

Make in India

Aero India takes off on February 3 amidst COVID-19

The country's premier aerospace and defense exhibition, Aero India 2021, takes off in Bengaluru on Wednesday amidst the COVID-19 pandemic with buzz around "Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan" and "Make in India" push.

16 Nov 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Centre's 12-point action plan to fight COVID-19 in Delhi: Details

As COVID-19 cases in Delhi continue to rise at an alarming rate, the Centre has announced a 12-point plan to tackle the coronavirus surge in the national capital.

30 Sep 2020

Indian Army

BrahMos missile successfully test-fired at nearly 3X speed of sound

India on Wednesday successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur.

07 Sep 2020


Proud achievement: India becomes fourth country to test hypersonic vehicle

In what marks a huge achievement for India, the country on Monday successfully tested the indigenously-developed Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) off the coast in Odisha.

06 Sep 2020

Hindustan Times

DMRC plans UV light disinfection as Metro services resume tomorrow

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has made several preparations ahead of the resumption of its services from Monday (September 7).

Sushant Rajput case: Rhea Chakraborty summoned for third consecutive day

Actor Rhea Chakraborty has been summoned by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for the third consecutive day today, in connection with the death of fellow actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Sushant Rajput case: CBI might conduct "psychological autopsy"

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), tasked with probing the high-profile death case of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, might conduct a psychological autopsy of the late actor, reports have suggested.

Sushant Rajput case: CBI team at actor's home for investigation

A special team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today arrived at his Mumbai house, where late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput died in June.

15 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

Independence Day: DRDO's anti-drone tech guarded Modi at Red Fort

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day, a sophisticated military tech developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) formed a part of his security.

01 Aug 2020


COVID-19 detection in 30 seconds? Delhi tests four Israeli technologies

With the economy struggling to get back on its feet after being ambushed by coronavirus pandemic, the only way to return to normalcy is testing, isolating, and treating the patients.

03 Jun 2020


Scientists are developing UV light tech for city-wide coronavirus disinfection

When it was confirmed that the novel coronavirus can stay on surfaces for hours, governments began deploying disinfection techniques to keep public spaces sanitized.

17 May 2020


#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus X-ray cam, DRDO's currency-sanitizer, POCO F2 Pro, more

This week, plenty of developments were noted in the world of technology.

11 May 2020


COVID-19: DRDO develops novel 'cabinet' to disinfect phones, currency notes

As COVID-19 continues to sweep across parts of India, people are doing everything possible to protect themselves from contracting the disease.

Coronavirus: 'Make in India' for PPEs, ventilators, and masks

The government on Friday assured that it has enough supply of medical supplies to arm frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Rajnath Singh inaugurates mobile testing labs developed by DRDO

The Ministry of Defence on Thursday unveiled a mobile laboratory that will serve as testing facilities for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

16 Apr 2020


Coronavirus: Thousands of Chinese PPE kits fail India's safety tests

Facing a dearth of personal protective equipment (PPE), India ordered thousands from China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, but a large chunk of these items didn't pass safety tests, a report in ET said on Thursday.

19 Nov 2019

Pakistan News

This man developed 'Iron Man' suit to help Indian Army

If you love Iron Man, you will surely appreciate the efforts of this Varanasi-based man who has designed an Iron Man suit of his own.

20 Sep 2019


What career options do you have after cracking GATE?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

19 Sep 2019

NITI Aayog

Eggless 'anda bhurji'? Apparently, IIT-Delhi researchers have developed one

As veganism continues to grow popular, researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, have created an egg substitute derived from plants.

16 Aug 2019


#CareerBytes: Top PSUs accepting #GATE2020 score and other important details

After completing engineering, a number of candidates who want to secure a job in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) opt for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).

29 Jul 2019


#CareerBytes: What career options do you have after cracking GATE?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

29 Jun 2019


Apparently, debris from India's anti-satellite missile is still orbiting Earth

Back in March, India reaffirmed its position as a space power by demonstrating the ability to destroy a satellite in low-Earth orbit.

03 May 2019


5 brilliant innovations by IITians you should know about

India's premier engineering institutes, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), are globally recognized as centers of academic excellence in the fields of science and technology.

27 Mar 2019


UPA government didn't clear A-SAT missile-test: DRDO ex-chief on #MissionShakti

After PM Narendra Modi announced that India has become a space superpower with the success of Mission Shakti, former Director General of DRDO, VK Saraswat, blamed the erstwhile UPA government for delaying the space programme.

26 Feb 2019

Pakistan News

5 advanced weapon systems used by Indian Armed Forces

A few hours ago, the Indian Air Force executed a well-planned 19-minute-long operation across the LoC to annihilate JeM terror camps in Pakistan.

10 Dec 2018


India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-5 missile, 2nd test in 6-months

India has successfully test-fired nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-5, which has a strike range of 5,000km, from Dr. Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast today.

01 Dec 2018


Boost for armed forces: Defense ministry approves Rs.3,000cr for BrahMos

On Saturday, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) approved the procurement of military equipment worth Rs. 3,000cr, reported news agency PTI.

17 Nov 2018

Russia News

S-400 to protect India from countries with territorial-ambition: Air-Marshal Nambiar

The S-400 Triumf air defense missile system to be procured from Russia would provide requisite security to India from neighboring countries with "territorial ambition", said Air Marshal R Nambiar, Eastern Air Command's Air Officer Commanding in Chief.

22 Oct 2018


#CareerBytes: List of important topics for UPSC exam

The UPSC Civil Services exam is one of the toughest in India, thus thorough preparation and solid determination are vital to crack it.

09 Oct 2018


Gold medalist BrahMos engineer allegedly leaked data to ISI, arrested

On Monday, police arrested an engineer working at BrahMos Missile Research Centre in Nagpur for allegedly leaking sensitive data to Pakistan's ISI and other countries.

20 Sep 2018


Odisha: Amid downpour, ballistic missile test-fired from ITR at Chandipur

An indigenously developed surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile was test-fired from the Odisha coast today amid heavy rains, official sources said.

25 Aug 2018

Air Force

G Satheesh Reddy appointed as DRDO Chairman for 2 years

Renowned scientist G Satheesh Reddy was today appointed as the Chairman of Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO). Reddy is the Scientific Adviser to the Defense Minister.

16 Aug 2018


#ForeverOurHero: How Vajpayeeji made India a nuclear state

In an article, Shakti Sinha, who served as private secretary to late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee from 1996 to 1999 wrote, 'For Vajpayee, nuclear weapons security for India is an article of faith and not a slogan.'

16 Aug 2018


Indo-Israel missile defense system to be procured by Israeli Navy

The multi-purpose Barak-8 missile defense system, jointly developed by India and Israel, will be procured by Israeli Navy to protect its exclusive economic zones and strategic facilities from diversified threats in the marine arena, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said.

20 Jul 2018


Railways to have 100% bio-toilets by 2019, says Piyush Goyal

Indian Railways will have 100% bio-toilets by next year that will make tracks safe and eliminate defecation on the rail lines, which is not only unhygienic but affects rail safety because the uric acid damages them, causing accidents, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said today.

16 Jul 2018


Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos successfully test fired from Chandipur ITR

Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was today successfully test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Odisha.