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Friday, July 10, 2015

DRDO chief: increase the production rate of missiles and it now one of the main thrust areas

AGNI III IRBMAmong the various issues faced by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), one is to increase the ‘production rate of missiles’ and it will now be one of the main thrust areas.

Dr S Christopher, secretary, department of defence research and development-cum-director general, said that with respect to various varieties of missiles, the focus would be on both – the quantity as well as quality for all the variants.

Currently, the production rate is just about 20% of the potential which, he insisted, has to be harnessed to full. The DRDO is now emphasising on exports, patents and spin-offs.

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