India's missile technology 95 per cent indigenous: NSTL chief
VISHAKHAPATNAM: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed India’s missiles and torpedoes with components that are nearly 95 per cent indigenous, disclosed Dr. Y. Sreenivasa Rao, outstanding scientist and director of Naval Science and Technological Laboratories (NSTL), Visakhapatnam.
Speaking as chief guest at the National Technology Day celebrations organised at the NSTL premises on Thursday, he expressed the strong belief that with joint endeavour, public and private organisations, along with academic institutions; can make India a top country in research and development.
National Technology Day is celebrated on May 11 every year to commemorate the successful nuclear test – Operation Shakti (Pokhran-II) – conducted on May 11, 1998 in Pokhran, Rajasthan.
An exhibition has been held on the occasion during the last two days at NSTL, with 6,200 students visiting it.
Speaking on “Importance of Global Technology Interventions in Development of Advanced Systems,” Prof. D.V.L.N. Somayajulu touched upon disruptive and global technologies, business intelligence, data science, data analytics and generative artificial intelligence.
Dr. G.N. Rao explained in detail the background of Operation Shakti and its execution under code name “Laughing Buddha” in May 1998 and Mission Shakti of May 2019. He asserted that DRDO has created history by fully utilising the country’s state-of-the art technological advancements.