Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt visits Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex Hyderabad

India’s Minister of State for Defence Shri Ajay Bhatt visited DRDO’s Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex Hyderabad on January 14, 2024.

He reviewed the ongoing missile technologies and related Programmes at Research Centre Imarat (RCI).

Sri U Raja Babu, Director General, Missiles & Strategic Systems [DG(MSS)] briefed the Raksha Rajya Mantri on various technological development.

Also, Lab Directors of DRDL, ASL & RCI, explained critical systems and technologies developed by them to RRM.

Speaking on occasion, RRM said: “Knowledge and infrastructure base of the DRDO needs to be tapped by the MSME, private industries, which in turn will lead to the establishment of a self-reliant defence industrial ecosystem in our country”.

He also said that DRDO should emerge as world leader in exporting weapon systems to other nations.

He emphasized that defence today is no longer limited to the land, sea or sky but encompasses space as well.

Further, the Minister of State for Defence witnessed the display of the missile systems and the enabling critical technologies indigenously developed by the DRDO establishments.

He congratulated all DRDO scientists for the recent successful missions including AGNI-PRIME, AKASH, AKASH-NG, VSHORADS, PRALAY, etc.

He complimented the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex for indigenizing various state-of-the-art technologies and for strengthening the defence industrial base in the country in line with the national goal “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.