Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviews DRDO projects, was present at Balasore launch on 12 June

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday reviewed the ongoing and future projects of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

The defence minister had, on 12 June, witnessed the launch of Technology Demonstrator missile vehicle in Balasore conducted by premier defence research agency. Besides Rajnath, Secretary (Defence Production) Ajay Kumar was also present at the test firing range.

 Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviews DRDO projects, was present at Balasore launch on 12 June

File image of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. News18

"The missile was launched successfully. Various sensors have been placed on the missile, through which a large number of data has been gathered for various missile subsystems. That data will be analyzed to validate the critical technologies for the purpose the said vehicle was launched," DRDO sources said.

In the test, the technology demonstrated missile was launched in the air using an Agni-series vessel which lifted it off the ground and then separated from the main missile after reaching a higher altitude.

Updated Date: Jun 14, 2019 15:51:17 IST