Government floated 25 questions to DRDO with intention to improve DRDO – Feedback from CVRDE

To,                                                                                                             3rd August 2015 Shri Manohar Parrikar,                                                                                                          Defence Minister,                                                                                                                  Room No -104 South Block                                                                                                          New Delhi-110011   Sir,       GOI is doing exercise to improve the working of DRDO, sometime back in March 2015, 25 questions sent to DRDO for feedback. Website also published those questions and some good suggestions, inputs were suggested by DRDO officials from various lab. Following inputs are received from Combat Vehicles Research & Development Estt. (CVRDE), DRDO, Avadi, Chennai for your kind consideration. With hope our great IITan Shri … [Read more...]

‘Kalam Island’ should be the new name of Wheeler Island

By Pallava Bagla  By PTI | 2 Aug, 2015, 11.16AM IST Economic Times NEW DELHI: There is a growing demand that as a fitting tribute to former President A P J Abdul Kalam, the country's most advanced missile testing site in the Bay of Bengal should now be named 'Kalam Island'. It was there that Kalam tested scores of missiles. The quiet sea washed sylvan surroundings also gave him inspiration to write many poems for his book "My Journey". As India's missile man and aeronautical engineer par excellence took his last flight into the heavens on July 28, it is time his most loved playground, a tiny island off the Odisha coast be named in his memory as 'Kalam Island'. As the man pioneering missile development in India, he himself described the Wheeler Island as his 'theatre of action'. The first successful land-to-land test of the Prithvi Missile was conducted from the mainland and it landed on the then uninhabited 'Wheeler Island' on November 30, 1993. Having travelled to the … [Read more...]

The Silver Rath Strikes – Deep Throat -Outlook MAGAZINE | AUG 10, 2015

Maharashtra The Silver Rath Strikes So pained was the DRDO at the death of a bull during an annual rath yatra in Pandharpur that it decided to build a rath for the beleaguered temple, using the same material used to build missiles like Agni and Prithvi, topped with large dollops of silver. While the rath was completed in record time (unlike most DRDO projects), heads began to roll once the project became public—the heads of whistle-blowers who had complained to the CVC and defence minister, that is. For it now so happens that the rath was commissioned by none other than ex- DRDO chief and now Niti Aayog member, V.K. Saraswat. The scientist from Maharashtra happily signed off the file saying, “May be done under CSR.” Funny thing is, DRDO is not covered under corporate social responsibility. … [Read more...]

MoES has given ‘Polar Science Award’ to our Dearest Arun Chatervedi Sir

Ministry of Earth Sciences Celebrates its Foundation Day on 27th July 2015 The Ministry of Earth Science today celebrated its  Foundation Day.  The main function was held in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. It was chaired by which witnessed   Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Earth Sciences as  Chief Guest and Prof. Govardhan Mehta, National Research Professor & Jubilant-Bhartia Chair, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, as the Guest of Honour. The Ministry of Earth Science Honors Sh Arun Chaturvedi  with the National Awards in the field of  Polar Science & Cryosphere  for the Year 2015 The Entire 15th Antarctic Expedition members salute to our great leader  Sh Arun Chaturvedi to his achievement. Our heartiest congratulations Arun Sir, With love - All members of 15th Antarctic Expedition Prabhu Dandriyal - Member of winter team of 15th Antarctic Expedition 1995 - 1997 … [Read more...]

Rs 2,101 crore spent on development of indigenous Kaveri engine: Here’s why there’s been a delay

By ECONOMICTIMES.COM | 30 Jul, 2015, 04.58PM IST NEW DELHI: The government has spent Rs 2,101 crore so far on the development of the indigenous Kaveri Engine, said Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in a written reply in Rajya Sabha. The project for development of Kaveri Engine was sanctioned in 1989 with probable date of completion of 1996, which was extended to 2009. Government has further approved its continuation within the cost ceiling. The aero engine developed by DRDO has not achieved the required thrust to power Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). Therefore, it has been decided to use Kaveri derivative engine ("dry" engine) without after burner for powering Indian Unmanned Combat Aircraft, Parrikar said. The following are some of the major reasons for non-completion of project within the time-schedule, as cited by Parrikar in his written reply: Technological difficulties faced during development due to complexities of engine system. 2) Non-availability of raw … [Read more...]