In picture, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

The Defence Research and Development Organisation may tie-up with the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani for research, said Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday, August 7.

Research has been conducted to make India totally self sufficient in the field of missile technology

  • Addressing the convocation of BITS Pilani at its Vasco campus in Goa, Parrikar said, “DRDO does a lot of research activities. Today, you name the field and we are there. We have been doing research to make India totally self sufficient in the field of missile technology.”
  • “I would urge the director of BITS to come forward and approach DRDO and take up further enhancement of research,” the minister said
  •  The perception that India was not taken seriously in the international platform has changed now, he said

India is now recognised globally for its strength in technology and other sectors

  • “In the last two years, India has proved its technological capability on the global front. India is now being recognised for its strength, capability in many sectors including technology and this has happened after Modi government came to power,” he said
  • “We have to be very sensitive about how we use the natural resources and engineering plays very important role in the same,” he said, adding that technology towards environmental protection and for the betterment of the society go together
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