DRDO has key role in ‘Make in India’ programme: Nirmala Sitharaman

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Union Minster for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman complemented the DRDO scientists for the outstanding work in realizing critical defence systems,and 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.

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She visited the Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), a premier naval systems lab of DRDO at Visakhapatnam on Saturday to attend the programme organized for “Transfer of DRDO Developed Technologies to Industry”.

Sitaraman added that DRDO had a great role to play in realizing the Make in India vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that she is confident DRDO would rise to the challenge, and transform India into a major exporter of defense systems.

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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 Limitedwhich will facilitate to meet the export order to Myanmar, Technical Solutions for Integrated Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) Defence Suiteto 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.

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

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