‘TS emerging as tech leader in defence, aerospace’

DRDO Chairman G. Satheesh Reddy speaks at CII-Telangana’s Defence Conclave

Telangana is emerging as a tech leader in defence and aerospace in the country with a focus on innovation and research, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Chairman G. Satheesh Reddy said on Wednesday.

Addressing CII-Telangana’s Defence Conclave, he said presence of many defence research labs in Hyderabad served as a big boost to development of defence suppliers companies in the State.

A CII release said he told the conference that in many technologies such as missiles, radars and electronic warfare systems India had become self-reliant and many critical products were being manufactured in Hyderabad. The Centre through its proactive policies was promoting indigenous technology development through Make in India and Atmanirbhar Bharat, he said.

The conference had ‘Revisiting Strategies for Self Reliance by Integrating India’s Defence Value Chain’ as its theme and was held on a virtual platform.


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Delta govt to partner with National Defence College on Science, tech

Delta govt to partner National Defence College on science, tech advancement

Participants of Course 29, National Defence College Abuja have been assured of State Government’s commitments to partner with them to ensure that their study tour of the State achieves its desired results.

The Secretary to the Delta State Government, Mr. Chiedu Ebie gave the assurance when the Participants visited him in his office in Asaba.

Mr. Ebie said the theme of the study tour ‘’promoting Science and Technology Education for the fourth Revolution’ was quite apt considering the fact that the world was at the brink of a technical revolution that would alter the way people live, work and relate with one another.

The SSG said as a result of the on-going technological advancement in the world, the State government had taken proactive steps to promote science and technological education in the State by establishing 25 Technical Colleges across the 25 Local Government Areas in the State, and the creation

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveils Anti-Satellite Missile model in DRDO Bhawan

Rajnath Singh smiling for the camera

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New Delhi: A model of Anti Satellite (A-SAT) Missile installed inside the DRDO Bhawan premises was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in the presence of Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari on Monday (November 9, 2020).

Rajnath Singh appreciated the innovative accomplishment of the team of scientists.

Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO, G Satheesh Reddy was also present and stated that the installation of the A-SAT model will inspire the DRDO fraternity to take up many more such challenging missions in future.

This is to be noted that the ‘Mission Shakti’ was country’s first-ever Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Missile Test successfully conducted on March 27, 2019, from Dr AP J Abdul Kalam

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Defence industry nowhere to be seen in science, technology and innovation policy

In this opinion article, Dr Mthobisi Zondi argues that the South African government cannot implement critical science, technology and innovation (STI) policy while excluding the defence industry, which he describes as a capable sector with immense potential.

The importance of science, technology and innovation (STI) in economic development is a matter that has been reiterated in policy documents and directives from the national executive at the highest level of government. Business equally regards STI as an important driver of economic development and ultimately poverty alleviation in the country. It is therefore concerning that one sector, which could arguably have the highest concentration of STI capabilities per capita, namely the defence industry sector, does not seem to appear anywhere in STI policies.

The policy framework for STI is developed at two main government institutions, namely the Presidency and the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI). The presidency is the custodian of

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Defence Secretary announces MOD Science and Technology Strategy 2020

We are living in a time of unprecedented change. Science and technology (S&T) are developing and proliferating faster than ever before and have become a new domain of international competition. New adversaries have emerged, alongside traditional threats, who actively undermine our democracy and society, supported by substantial and rapidly modernising militaries. Terrorist groups and non-state actors can access technologies and weapons far more sophisticated than before. The natural environment is challenging us with a global pandemic and we have reached the tipping point where decisive action on climate change is required.

The MOD Science and Technology Strategy 2020 sets out how MOD will secure and maintain scientific and technological advantage in future:

  • by prioritising investment to focus on the long term and adopting a challenge-led approach, defence aims to anticipate and shape new technologies and applications of technology, and to build the expertise, policies, and military concepts needed to take
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