With 52 labs & over 7,800 scientists, the Defence Research & Development Organisation has delivered more misses than hits over the decades.
The Army has now invited global proposals for designing a 'Future Ready Combat Vehicle (FRCV)' at a time when DRDO has a futuristic main-battle tank on its drawing board.
Astra Air-to-Air missile
Sanctioned in 2004, the missile's project completion date has been re-revised to December 2016. Dogged by technical glitches, Astra was finally tested for the first time from a Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet last year.