9th January 2012
Good Morning Dr Saraswat Ji
A very happy new year and I pray to almighty that you get well soon.
I was exclaimed along with the common people of India when Honorable Prime Minister was talking for a fundamental change in scientific development to match the development of science at least equivalent to China.
Our CC R&D Dr W Selvamurthy sang the coras and announced that DRDO has supplied items costing 1200 crores for defence applications.
Sir, nobody can digest and appreciate because DRDO with 28000 strong professional manpower, annual budget of 7000 t0 9000 Crores and with a infrastructure of One Lakh Twenty Thousand Crores Rupees, only delivers 1200 Crores worth products. What is this R&D. The bank interest for total asset and annual expenditure comes ten thousand crores, please rethink.
DRDO needs total restructuring of charter of duties of individual Labs and the mission mode activities to address the defence requirements and needs.
With the achievement of SATCOM microwave communication link lost the attraction as SATCOM was cheaper than microwave communication network. If DRDO have microwave activity on its charter of duty a sensible effort was needed for transform the microwave activity for other than communication as the developed nations preferred to use microwave from kitchen to battlefield.