Research and development is the part of progress for any country. With the help of excellent research, a country can progress manifold. DRDO is the research and development wing of the Ministry of Defense that aims to improve India’s technological advancement. Its vision is to empower India with cutting-edge defense technologies and systems. Moreover, the organization also works for the development of the best weapons for the armed forces.
DRDO has made various advancements in the field of defense research. It has equipped armed forces with the best weapon systems and equipment according to their requirements. The organization has developed various missiles, light-combat aircraft, multi-barrel rocket launchers, and air defense systems for the country. DRDO was established to make India self-reliant in the field of military technologies. The organization was established in 1958 from the amalgamation of Technical Development Establishment and the Directorate of Technical Development and Production. When DRDO was established, it only had ten laboratories or establishments. However, over the year, the organization has grown exponentially and now it hosts a variety of subject disciplines and laboratories.
Today, the organization has more than 50 laboratories working to make India one of the strongest nations in the world. The officers and other members at DRDO are working for the development of defense technologies covering various disciplines like aeronautics, armaments, electronics, combat vehicles, engineering systems, life sciences, training, information systems, and agriculture. The major role of this organization still remains the development of missiles, armaments, and other defense weapons for India.