Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Guard Of Honour To President Of India At Hyderabad

Sri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon’ble President and the Supreme Commander of Indian Armed Forces arrived at Begumpet Airport by Indian Air Force aircraft on 19 Dec 2017. The Hon’ble President was received by Major General TSA Narayanan, Deputy Commandant, MCEME, Rear Admiral DS Chouhan, Commandant, CDM Secunderabad, Air Vice Marshal R Radhish, Commandant College of Air Warfare, Brigadier MD Upadhyay, Station Commander, Secunderabad, Military Station and Dignitaries of Govt. of Telangana at the Airport. An impressive Guard of Honour for the President of India was presented by the Air Warriors of Air Force Station, Begumpet and Air Force Station Hakimpet. Air Commodore CK Kumar, Air Officer Commanding Air Force Station Begumpet was the conducting Officer for the Guard of Honour.

Raksha Mantri promotes Make in India at NSTL, Visakhapatnam

Raksha Mantri promotes Make in India at NSTL, Visakhapatnam

Union Minster for Defence Smt Nirmala Sitharaman visited Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), a premier naval systems lab of DRDO at Visakhapatnam on 16 December 2017. Smt Sitharaman was the Chief Guest at the programme organized for “Transfer of DRDO Developed Technologies to Industry”. Dr S Christopher, Secretary Dept of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO handed over documents related to NSTL developed technologies to heads of industries & DPSU (Defence Public Sector Undertakings) from M/s Bharat Dynamics Limited, Bharat Electronics Limited, Larsen & Toubro and Avantel Limited, in the presence of Defence Minister.  

During the event, Transfer of Technology (TOT) for Light Weight Torpedo (LWT) was done to M/s Bharat Dynamics Limited which will facilitate to meet the export order to Myanmar,  Technical Solutions for Integrated Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) Defence Suite to M/s Bharat Electronics Limited and M/s L&T Defence, Technical Solutions for Fire Control Systems solution and torpedo interface technologies for ASW Upgrade to M/s L&T Defence and TOT for “Ejection System for GPS Recovery Aid” to M/s Avantel Limited.

Complementing the DRDO scientists for the outstanding work in realising critical defence systems, the Raksha Mantri emphasized the need to showcase the excellent work they have done, and show the world that DRDO can help Make best systems in India with export potential. She added that DRDO has a great role to play in realising the Make in India vision of Hon'ble PM, and said that she is confident DRDO will rise to the challenge, and transform India into a major exporter of defense systems.

Directors of DRDO labs and DRDO Corporate Headquarters, leaders and representatives of industry, Officers and staff of NSTL and other DRDO Labs participated.

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