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New Delhi : The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) pavilion received ‘Exhibitor of the Year Award’ at 106th Indian Science Congress held at Lovely Professional University (LPU), Phagwara, Punjab. The pavilion narrated the saga of self-reliance & national pride with the ‘Make in India’ spirit and was a big attraction among people especially students visiting the pavilion and getting opportunity to interact with DRDO scientists.

The DRDO Pavillion at the mega science expo was inaugurated on January 3, 2019, by Governor of Punjab V P Singh Badnore  and Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. They took keen interest in DRDO products and technologies displayed. Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy was present at the inaugural function.

DRDO’s outdoor exhibits included surface-to-air missile system – Akash, model of BrahMos missile, remotely operated vehicle – Daksh, heavy weight torpedo – Varunastra, Laser Ordnance Disposal System (LORDS) and Vehicle Mounted Dazzler etc. Indoor exhibits of DRDO included models of various missile systems including Prithvi, Astra, Nag, HELINA and LRSAM, Rustom UAV, MBT Arjun Mk 1A, Armoured Engineer Recce Vehicle, 155mm Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System, PINAKA- Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher, Plastic Bullet, Multi-Mode Hand Grenades, SONAR systems, Radars, Night Vision Devices, Bullet Proof jackets and Helmets, Micro Wave Power Module, and Integrated Multi-Function Sight, according to a PIB release.

DRDO pavilion also had a dedicated stall on Technology Development Fund (TDF) Scheme for promoting public/private industries especially MSMEs to create an eco-system for enhancing cutting edge technology capability for defence application.


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