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Defence Research and Development Organisation: Government agency in India
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is the premier agency under the Department of Defence Research and Development in Ministry of Defence of the Government of India, charged with the military's research and development, headquartered in Delhi, India. It was formed in 1958 by the merger of the Technical Development Establishment and the Directorate of Technical Development and Production of the Indian Ordnance Factories with the Defence Science Organisation. Subsequently, Defence Research & Development Service (DRDS) was constituted in 1979 as a service of Group 'A' Officers / Scientists directly under the administrative control of Ministry of Defence.

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India takes initial step towards building stealth combat drones with maiden flight

In an initial but crucial step towards eventually building a full-fledged stealth combat drone capable of firing missiles and dropping bombs, India conducted the maiden flight of an unmanned..
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DRDO successfully carries out autonomous plane's maiden flight

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India successfully tests high-speed expendable aerial target Abhyas

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DRDO carries out successful maiden testfiring of Naval Anti-ship missile

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Indian Army to buy 12 more made-in-India 'Swathi' weapon-locating radars for China border

In a major boost for the Indian Army on the China front, the force has put up a proposal to the defence ministry for buying 12 Swathi weapon-locating radars developed by the Defence Research and..
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Indigenous towed artillery guns complete firing trials, paving way for induction into Army

India’s big new gun has boomed much more successfully this time. Summer firing trials of the advanced towed artillery gun systems (ATAGS), developed by DRDO with production partners Tata Advanced..
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DRDO's SFDR flight test successful


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DRDO successfully tests Army missile developed with Israel again

Two more successful tests of the Army’s version of the medium range surface-to-air missiles (MRSAMs), developed jointly with Israel to destroy hostile aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles and..
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India successfully test-fires two more surface-to-air missiles off Odisha coast

ndia on Wednesday flight-tested two more rounds of Medium Range Surface to Air Missiles off the Odisha coast, DRDO sources said. The MRSAMs were test-fired from the Integrated Test Range launch pad-III..
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DRDO successfully tests MRSAM missile; hits target accurately

The MRSAM Army weapon system comprises multi-function radar, mobile launcher system and other vehicles.
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Army successfully testfires MRSAM air defence missile, scores direct hit at target

"MRSAM-Army missile system flight tested from ITR Balasore, Odisha at around 1030 hours intercepting a high-speed aerial target at long range," DRDO said in a tweet.
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Centre has earmarked Rs 1,200 cr to aid academic research in defence, says DRDO chief


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Rs 1200 crore earmarked by DRDO to support academic research in defence


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DRDO successfully conducts flight test of HEAT Abhyas


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DRDO conducts maiden launch of indigenously developed new generation surface-to-surface missile 'Pralay'

The missile is powered by a solid-propellant rocket motor and many new technologies. The missile has a range of 150-500 kilometres and can be launched from a mobile launcher. The missile guidance..
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DRDO scientist set off IED in Rohini court to kill lawyer: Cops


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'Personnel sphere' for 1st desi deep ocean manned mission being developed; Isro, DRDO provide expertise


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Rajnath Singh asks DRDO to fast develop hypersonic weapons

With China, Russia and the US actively building aerodynamically manoeuverable hypersonic weapons that fly over five times the speed of sound (Mach 5), defence minister Rajnath Singh has directed DRDO..
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DRDO adding new chapters like IT, AI, Robotics in technological warfare, says Rajnath Singh


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DRDO successfully tests indigenous missile-assisted torpedo system

An indigenous supersonic missile-assisted torpedo system (SMART), which has a far greater range than conventional torpedoes to target enemy submarines, was successfully tested from Wheeler Island in..
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DRDO successfully test-fires vertically-launched short range surface-to-air missile


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PM Modi to hand over indigenously built defence equipment to armed forces on November 19

At the ceremony, the prime minister will formally give light combat aircraft designed and developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to the Air Force chief, drones and UAVs built by Indian..
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IAF-DRDO test smart anti-airfield weapon with 100-km range

The indigenously-developed smart anti-airfield weapon (SAAW), which is a precision-guided bomb designed to destroy enemy runways, bunkers, aircraft hangers, radars and other reinforced structures at a..
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DRDO, IAF conduct successful flight tests of anti-airfield weapon


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Long Range Bomb successfully flight tested by DRDO, IAF


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India is completely 'atmanirbhar' in missile technology: DRDO chief


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DRDO espionage accused received money from Dubai: Odisha Crime Branch


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DRDO signs deal with Army, Navy, Air Force for anti-drone system

The need for acquiring these systems under the emergency procedures was felt after the Jammu terror attack.
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Granules India gets licence from DRDO to manufacture and market Covid-19 drug


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DRDO's advanced chaff technology provides passive jamming against infra-red, radar threats


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DRDO develops Advanced Chaff Technology to safeguard IAF fighter aircraft


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India successfully tests DRDO-developed Indigenous Technology Cruise Missile


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BHVS Nararyana Murthy appointed DG of DRDO's missiles and strategic systems

Distinguished scientist and director of RCI BHVS Narayana Murthy has been appointed director general, missiles and strategic system, DRDO, Hyderabad. Murthy succeeds MSR Prasad who retires on..
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DRDO successfully tests surface-to-air and anti-tank missiles


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DRDO successfully flight-tests indigenously developed Man Portable Antitank Guided Missile

The missile is incorporated with state-of-the-art Miniaturized Infrared Imaging Seeker along with advanced avionics.
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DRDO indigenously develops High Strength Beta Titanium Alloy on industrial scale


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Anti-drone technologies soon, says home minister Amit Shah

Amid 61 drone activities detected by the Border Security Force (BSF) on the western border in the past one year, home minister Amit Shah on Saturday said anti-drone solutions were being actively worked..
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DRDO successfully flight tests New Generation Agni P Ballistic Missile

Agni-Prime is a canisterised missile with a range capability between 1,000 and 2,000 km, a statement from the Ministry of Defence read.
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2-DG drug initially developed for cancer treatment, lures coronavirus by looking like glucose: Former DRDO scientist


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DRDO's 500-bed Covid hospital inaugurated in Srinagar


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DRDO invites EoI to transfer technology of 2-DG drug for bulk production

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), which developed 2-Deoxy-D- Glucose (2-DG), a drug used for treatment of Covid-19 patients, has called for Expression of Interest (EoI) to..
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Contrary to vow, DRDO drug has steep price tag of Rs 990 a sachet

Contrary to promises that the indigenously developed Covid-19 drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) would be priced affordably to ensure it reaches as many patients as possible, the wonder drug has been priced..
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COVID-19 drug 2-DG not for everyone, DRDO issues directions for usage

The drug could be a game-changer in the battle against the pandemic as it helps in faster recovery of hospitalised patients.
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DRDO issues directions on usage of anti-Covid drug 2-DG

The DRDO on Tuesday issued directions on the usage of its 2-DG drug on Covid-19 patients, stating that caution should be exercised while prescribing this medicine to people who have comorbidites such..
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2DG approved for emergency use as adjunct therapy for Covid-19 patients: DRDO

The Defence Research and Development Organisation's (DRDO) on Tuesday said that the anti-Covid drug 2DG isapproved for emergency use as an adjunct therapy to the standard of care in the treatment of..
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DRDO's anti-Covid drug priced at Rs 990 per sachet; Centre, states to get discounts


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DRDO's Covid-19 antibody detection kit: All you need to know

The Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), a laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), ​​​has developed a Covid-19 antibody detection kit called..
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DRDO develops Covid-19 antibody detection kit 'Dipcovan'

The Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), a laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), ​​​has developed a Covid-19 antibody detection kit called..
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COVID-19 patients may suffer from diabetes, says ICMR

He added that DRDO's COVID-19 drug 2-DG is suitable for patients with mild and moderate levels of coronavirus but not suitable for critical patients.
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