DRDO’s knowledge needs to be tapped by MSME : MoS Defence

New Delhi, Jan 14 (UNI) Union Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt on Sunday called upon MSME and private industries to tap the knowledge and infrastructure base of DRDO which would lead to the establishment of a self-reliant defence industrial ecosystem in the country.

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

He was speaking at the DRDO’s Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex in Hyderabad.

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

The Minister also witnessed the display of the missile systems and the enabling critical technologies indigenously developed by DRDO establishments.

He also congratulated all DRDO scientists for the recent successful missions including Agni-Prime, Akash, Akash-NG, VSHORADS, Pralay, etc.

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

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