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Man behind indigenous airborne early warning system is new DRDO chief: All you need to know about S Christopher
India

Man behind indigenous airborne early warning system is new DRDO chief: All you need to know about S Christopher

Radar specialist S Christopher took charge as the new director general of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and its secretary on Friday morning.

Agni 5 project director moved out, complains to defence ministry alleging victimisation
India

Agni 5 project director moved out, complains to defence ministry alleging victimisation

Project director of Agni 5 missile programme RK Gupta has been moved out following which he has complained to the defence ministry alleging victimisation.

Home Secy Anil Goswami sacked after he stalled arrest of Matang Sinh
India

Home Secy Anil Goswami sacked after he stalled arrest of Matang Sinh

The Prime Minister's Office on Wednesday summoned Home Secretary Anil Goswami over media reports that he tried to influence and stall the arrest of former Union minister Matang Sinh in the Saradha chit-fund scam.

Sacking not a good word to hear after 42 years of service: Former DRDO chief
India

Sacking not a good word to hear after 42 years of service: Former DRDO chief

Former DRDO chief Avinash Chander, whose tenure was abruptly curtailed, feels that the matter could have been handled better by the government.

Canister-based Agni-V likely to be test fired on 31 January
India

Canister-based Agni-V likely to be test fired on 31 January

The first canister-based trial of the 5,000 km-plus nuclear capable Agni-V long range ballistic missile is likely to take place on 31 January.

Former DRDO chief Avinash Chander was appointed in a strange manner: Parrikar
India

Former DRDO chief Avinash Chander was appointed in a strange manner: Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said former DRDO chief Avinash Chander was appointed in a "strange manner".

BJP sacked DRDO chief Chander as he didn't toe government line on Make-in-India: Congress
India

BJP sacked DRDO chief Chander as he didn't toe government line on Make-in-India: Congress

Congress alleged that DRDO chief Avinash Chander was removed because he did not toe the government's line on "Make-in-India."

DRDO chief Avinash Chander sacked to bring in young people: Parrikar
India

DRDO chief Avinash Chander sacked to bring in young people: Parrikar

The Union government on Wednesday defended its decision to sack DRDO chief Avinash Chander who was serving on a contract basis, saying there was a need for younger people to take over.

Nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu likely to be named new DRDO chief
India

Nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu likely to be named new DRDO chief

Basu, who heads the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, is the man behind the nuclear system that is driving the Arihant-class submarines of the Indian Navy

Don't know why govt removed me, says ex-DRDO chief Avinash Chander
India

Don't know why govt removed me, says ex-DRDO chief Avinash Chander

The Modi government on Tuesday removed Avinash Chander, chief of top defence research organisation DRDO, 15 months before his contract was supposed to end.

Make in India or spring cleaning? Decoding Avinash Chander's removal as DRDO chief
India

Make in India or spring cleaning? Decoding Avinash Chander's removal as DRDO chief

The surprise termination of Avinash Chander as the head of the Defence Research and Development Organisation is being blamed on multiple factors.

Govt sacks DRDO chief and architect of Agni missiles Avinash Chander
India

Govt sacks DRDO chief and architect of Agni missiles Avinash Chander

Government on Tuesday removed the Chief of DRDO Avinash Chander, 15 months before his contract was to end.

Avinash Chander to continue as DRDO chief till May 2016
India

Avinash Chander to continue as DRDO chief till May 2016

India's premier defence and research organisation DRDO's chief Dr Avinash Chander will retire on 30 November but will continue to occupy the position on a contractual basis till May, 2016.

DRDO proposes fund to support defence start-ups, initial corpus at Rs 100-200 cr
India

DRDO proposes fund to support defence start-ups, initial corpus at Rs 100-200 cr

According to the DRDO head, talks are also going on at the Central level for creating a material bank where stock of critical material is maintained.

Hagel's India visit from Thursday, defence deals on cards
India

Hagel's India visit from Thursday, defence deals on cards

During the visit, Hagel is scheduled to hold meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, a defence ministry official said.

Aakash missiles successfully intercept moving targets in test
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Aakash missiles successfully intercept moving targets in test

India's supersonic, medium-range surface-to-air Aakash missiles on Wednesday successfully intercepted fast moving targets in ripple mode in a test carried out from a defence base in Odisha, an official said.

DRDO developing UAVs to track down Maoists
India

DRDO developing UAVs to track down Maoists

CRPF is deployed in large numbers in counter-insurgency operations in the states, including Chhatisgarh and Jharkhand, and was earlier using the UAVs of IAF and NTRO.

Agni-5 to be ready for induction in armed forces by 2015
India

Agni-5 to be ready for induction in armed forces by 2015

the vessel will be launched for sea trials within a month or two and it will be firing the indigenous BO-5 missiles, which have a range of around 700 km.

 Finish projects in time: Antony tells DRDO
India

Finish projects in time: Antony tells DRDO

According to the release, the MPs also asked the DRDO to plan its projects keeping in mind the futuristic security needs of the country and deliver on time.

India seeks firm footing in global defence market
India

India seeks firm footing in global defence market

The DRDO chief said India has the potential to make its presence felt in the coming years in global defence market.