Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO): News

13 Jun 2018


#CareerBytes: Central government jobs currently available in South India

Central government jobs are always in demand in the country, and several posts are currently up for grabs at government sector organizations across South India.

21 May 2018


India successfully test-fires supersonic cruise missile BrahMos along Odisha coast

India today successfully test-fired the Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a test range along the Odisha coast to validate some new features.

18 May 2018


Not a narcissistic person, lead a simple life: John Abraham

Actor John Abraham, who started off as a model before venturing into the Hindi film industry, says he is a middle-class person and believes in leading a simple and frugal life.

15 May 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Unfavorable wind direction delayed Pokhran test in 1998: DRDO scientist

Pokhran nuclear test was delayed by over six hours on May 11, 1998, due to unfavorable wind direction.

11 May 2018


Do you know why we celebrate National Technology Day today?

In 1998, India's success of Operation Shakti by testing nuclear missiles, set alarm bells ringing in the United States, while rest of the world witnessed the might of Indian technology.

28 Apr 2018

Indian Army

Defense Ministry clears purchase of military equipment worth Rs. 3,687cr

On Friday, the Defense Ministry announced the procurement of military equipment worth Rs. 3,687cr.

11 Apr 2018


Defence Expo begins; major military firms showcase latest weapons

India's mega defense exhibition, Defense Expo-2018, began today with the participation of major global and domestic military firms, which are eyeing billions of dollars of contract as part of the country's military modernization program.

22 Mar 2018


BrahMos, world's fastest supersonic cruise missile, successfully flight tested

India's BrahMoS, the world's fastest supersonic cruise missile, was successfully flight tested from Rajasthan's Pokhran test range today.

17 Mar 2018


Indian Navy's second, third Scorpene-class submarines undergoing sea trials

The second and third of the six Scorpene-class submarines, part of Project-75 of the Indian Navy, are undergoing sea trials while the rest are under construction, a senior naval officer said.

05 Feb 2018


India will begin talks to acquire Israeli anti-tank missiles

Weeks after India cancelled the $500bn deal to buy anti-tank guided missile Spike from Israel, the deal is back on track.

30 Jan 2018


NASA shows interest in 'Made in India' thermal paint tech

A Rajasthan-based researcher has caught the attention of a NASA scientist for developing a new thermal spray coating technology used for gas turbine engines in spacecrafts.

29 Jan 2018

Indian Army

#DefenseDiaries: Indian Army short of 68,000 anti-tank missiles, 850 launchers

Indian Army is reportedly facing "critical operational deficiency"; it is short of 68,000 anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) and 850 launchers of different varieties.

23 Jan 2018


#DefenseDiaries: India negotiates with Russia for Rs. 39,000cr missile shields

India has begun final negotiations with Russia for the Rs. 39,000cr acquisition of five advanced S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems.

07 Jan 2018


Railways' biotoilets needs cow-dung of Rs. 42cr. Or do they?

After much deliberation, Indian Railways decided to fit biotoilets in each of its 54,506 coaches. 97,761 have been installed already.

04 Jan 2018


#DefenseDiaries: India cancels $500 million deal for Israel's anti-tank missiles

India has cancelled the $500mn deal to buy 1600 Spike anti-tank guided missiles from Israel's state-owned defense contractor, Rafael Advanced Defence Systems.

28 Dec 2017


#DefenseDiaires: India successfully tests AAD supersonic ballistic missile interceptor

India's homegrown Advanced Air Defence (AAD) supersonic interceptor missile conducted a successful test by intercepting an incoming simulated hostile ballistic missile at a low altitude over the Bay of Bengal.

30 Nov 2017


#DefenseDiaries: How the indigenous Netra AEW&CS watches over Indian skies

Earlier today, the Indian Air Forces (IAF) first indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&CS), christened 'Netra', successfully completed its first air-to-air refueling.

27 Nov 2017


#DefenseDiaries: Prithvi is India's first 'Made-in-India' and 'Made-by-India' ballistic missile

The debate continues to rage on the need for greater indigenization of India's military arsenal.

25 Nov 2017

Indian Railways

IIT study: New bio-toilets in trains comparable to septic tanks

The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras concluded a two-year long study of the new bio-toilets being used in Indian trains.

20 Nov 2017


Defense Ministry scraps $500mn deal for Israeli anti-tank missiles

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) has decided to cancel the $500 million deal Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) for the Indian Army.

14 Nov 2017


Jawaharlal Nehru: Visionary, charismatic statesman with his own quirks

Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first PM, was a man of contradictions. Though democratic in approach, he had an authoritarian hold over his government.

13 Nov 2017


#DefenseDiaries: Why is Indian Army unhappy with the Arjun tank?

Last week, the Indian Army issued a preliminary tender to global arms manufacturers for 1,770 future ready combat vehicles (FRCVs) or futuristic tanks.

07 Nov 2017


#DefenseDiaries: India tests Nirbhay cruise missile, here's why it matters

After two back-to-back failures, India successfully conducted a flight test of the indigenous 1,000-km ranged subsonic Nirbhay cruise missile.

29 Oct 2017


Indian Army's mega Rs. 40,000cr modern weapon procurement plan finalized

Indian Army has finalized a Rs. 40,000cr infantry modernization plan to procure new weapons to replace its aging, obsolete ones.

08 Oct 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

Facing criticism for pellet guns, CRPF looks at safer alternatives

After pellets usage in Kashmir faced heavy criticism for causing grievous injuries, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) deployed for counter-insurgency and law and order operations in J&K has sent 21,000 rounds of less lethal, newly developed plastic bullets.

11 Sep 2017


India successfully tests 'fire and forget' missile Prospina

India tested its indigenously-built third generation 'fire and forget' anti-tank missile, Prospina in Rajasthan.

03 Sep 2017


India requires $150 billion to bolster defense

According to Dr. Sudhir Mishra, the Director General of the BrahMos missile system division of the DRDO, India's defense requirements over the next 10 years will require massive spending.

18 Aug 2017


Amid Doklam standoff, India's BrahMos supply to Vietnam irks China

India and China are locked in a tense border standoff in Doklam since mid-June; experts say they are "dangerously close" to their worst military conflict.

13 Aug 2017


Russia: T-90 tanks fail, India crashes out of military exercise

The Indian Army was disqualified from a military competition after its Russian-origin T-90 Main Battle tank failed.

12 Aug 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

Robots to fight terrorists in Kashmir?

As violence is continuing to boil over in the Kashmir valley, the Army has now proposed to deploy a team of indigenously-built robots which would help fight terrorists.

31 Jul 2017

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: Copy of Gita near Kalam's statue causes controversy

A couple of days after a memorial of Late Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam was inaugurated in his native village of Peikarambu, a controversy has erupted over an engraved copy of the Bhagavad Gita near his statue.

29 Jul 2017


CAG: Akash missiles still not deployed in Northeast

In 2010, the Cabinet Committee on Security approved the induction of six squadrons of the indigenous Akash surface-to-air missile systems for the Indian Air Force to deter China along the Northeast.

16 Jul 2017


Defence Modernization: Forces demand for Rs. 27,00,000 crore from GoI

In a bid to carry India's geo-strategic interests forward and handle threats from Pakistan and China, the Indian Armed Forces have asked for an allocation worth Rs 26.84 lakh crore over the next five years (2017-2022).

22 Jun 2017


Army rejects 'Made in India' rifles, calls them unreliable

In a blow to 'Make in India', the army has reviewed a desi rifle, intended to replace the 1988 INSAS rifles, and found it "unreliable".

02 Jun 2017


India successfully test-fires Prithvi-II nuclear-capable missile

On June 2, India successfully test-fired its indigenous nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile.

05 May 2017


BrahMos Missile: Army successfully test fires Block-III version

The Indian Army carried out a second successful test of the BrahMos Block-III Land Attack Cruise Missile (LACM) in two days in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

25 Nov 2016


What's up with 'Aamchi Mumbai'?

State government is ticking all the right boxes ahead of civic polls.