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DRDO’s Rustom II UAV Has Reached The Target Altitude Of 28,000 ft; No Need to Import ISR Drones: G Satheesh Reddy

In its new avatar, with structural changes and thrust on accountability, DRDO strives to push the boundaries. G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary DDR&D and Chairman DRDO has been responsible for much of the changes lately. In an exclusive interaction, Dr Reddy speaks with Manish Kumar Jha of BW Businessworld on the wide range of technological breakthroughs and innovations which are taking place in DRDO’s laboratories spread across India. He makes major announcement on critical technologies, including aero-engine for AMCA, Rustom II, ATAGS, Light tank, Hypersonic system and Quantum breakthroughs.

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Defence Budget 2022 Puts Spotlight On R&D in Defence; Reserves 68% of Capital Budget For Domestic Industry

In the Union Budget 2022-23 on Tuesday, a total of Rs 5.25 lakh crores has been allocated to the Defence Ministry and the Services this year. Overall, the budgetary allocation is increased by Rs 47,000 crores from last year's allocation of Rs 4.78 lakh crores which is around 10% compared to the last year. While the announcement to reserve 68% of the capital procurement budget for domestic industry is towards indigenization, the finer aspect of the budget is the focus on R&D.

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