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DRDO Nirbhay, MRSAM, Maareech, Pinaka, Tank at 2016 DefExpo

DRDO at 2016 DefExpo

DRDO is a government run agency which is headed by none other than the Defence Minister of India.

2016 DefExpo saw the largest turnout till date. Organized for the first time in Goa, the ninth edition of India’s largest Defence Expo saw participation from 1,055 companies.

Highlighting the Make in India theme, it is also for the first time that the number of Indian companies participating, outnumbered the companies from outside India. Over 900 delegates from 47 different countries around the globe participated in the country’s largest exhibition of Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems.

DRDO Pinaka launcher at 2016 DefExpo

DRDO Pinaka launcher at 2016 DefExpo

The biggest of stall belonged to DRDO – Defence Research and Development Organisation, a government of India run organization which is headquartered in New Delhi. Formed in 1958, DRDO is charged with military’s R&D.

Completely under the control of Ministry of Defence, DRDO is the most diverse and largest research organization in India. DRDO is engaged in engaged in developing defence tech in the fields armaments, aeronautics, land combat engineering, materials, naval systems, missiles, life sciences and aeronautics. It has a network of 52 laboratories with over 5,000 scientist and another 25,000 scientific and technical personnel.

DRDO MAAREECH Advanced Torpedo Defence System at 2016 DefExpo

DRDO MAAREECH Advanced Torpedo Defence System at 2016 DefExpo

At the 2016 DefExpo, DRDO showcased MARS (Mobile Autonomous Robot System), MASS (Mobile Autonomous Stabilisation System), Pinaka launcher, Pinaka Mk I, Pinaka Mk II, Nirbhay Missal Launcher System, MRSAM Surface to Air Missile Launcher System, combat vehicles, MAAREECH Advanced Torpedo Defence System, Winch System Towed Array Sonar & Decoy, Brahmos, etc.


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A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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