President Patil to spend New Year Day with DRDO scientists

December 31st, 2007 - 9:50 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Pratibha Patil
Hyderabad, Dec 31 (ANI): In an unique gesture President Pratibha Patill will be visiting the Missile Complex of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in Hyderabad on Tuesday, and will be spending few hours of the New Year day with top scientists.
The year 2008 will be celebrated as Golden Jubilee Year of the DRDO and the organisation is presently boasting of its recent successes that include launch of Agni III and Interceptor missile technologies.
“The President has shown keen interest in all our activities and will be addressing the scientists and staff of DRDO on this happy occasion,” a statement issued by the DRDO stated.
An exhibition of major missile technologies and products delivered by the DRDO will also be arranged at the complex when the President will be visiting it.
The DRDO is now looking ahead to deliver the technologies of the future in coming years like new Propulsion Systems, Sensors and Networking, Stealth Materials, Hypersonic Technologies and Robotics.
The DRDO’s contribution to India’s strategic defence weapons and delivery systems include Light Combat Aircraft (Tejas), Main Battle Tank (Arjun), family of missiles such as Agni, Prithvi, Akash, Nag and BrahMos. The other success stories of the organisation include the development of a series of radars, electronic warfare systems, secured communication, sonars, torpedoes and armaments. (ANI)

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