Defence Minister of India, Smt. Nirmala Sitharam visits NSTL, premier naval systems lab of DRDO, Visakhapatnam to promote ‘Make in India’.
Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Defence Minister of India was the Chief Guest at the programme organized for “Transfer of DRDO Developed Technologies to Industry” at Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), a premier naval systems lab of DRDO at Visakhapatnam. Dr S Christopher, Secretary Dept of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO handed over documents related to NSTL developed technologies to heads of industries & DPSU (Defence Public Sector Undertakings) from M/s Bharat Dynamics Limited, Bharat Electronics Limited, Larsen & Toubro and Avantel Limited, in the presence of Defence Minister. An event which marks the ‘Make in India’ capacities growing from strength to strength in the City of Destiny Visakhapatnam.
Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, complemented the DRDO scientists for the outstanding work in realizing critical defence systems and emphasized the need to showcase the excellent work. It goes on to prove that DRDO can make best systems in India with export potential. She added that DRDO has a great role to play in realizing the Make in India vision of prime Minister. A challenge thatDRDO is rising upto with eloquence to transform India into a major exporter of defense systems.
During the event, Transfer of Technology for Light Weight Torpedo (LWT) was done to M/s Bharat Dynamics Limited which will facilitate to meet the export order to Myanmar, Technical Solutions for Integrated Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) Defence Suite to M/s Bharat Electronics Limited and M/s L&T Defence, Technical Solutions for Fire Control Systems solution and torpedo interface technologies for ASW Upgrade to M/s L&T Defence and TOT for “Ejection System for GPS Recovery Aid” to M/s Avantel Limited.
Directors of DRDO labs and DRDO Corporate Headquarters, leaders and representatives of industry, Officers and staff of NSTL and other DRDO Labs participated in the event at Visakhapatnam. A key policy that heralds the vision of the Prime Minister, ‘Make in India’ makes India a superpower in it’s own right.