India Will Become World’s Largest Arms Exporter: DRDO Chief Reddy  

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Pune, 11th August 2021: India is self-sufficient in the manufacture of fighter aircraft, missiles, satellites, radar systems and other defence equipment. India is stressing on increasing export of defence equipment to friendly nations. India will be on the top list of global arms exporters in the next few years, said the Defence Secretary (Research and Development) and DRDO Chairman G. Sateesh Reddy on celebrating the 6th foundation day of MIT Art, Design and Technology University, Pune.

Further Dr Reddy said that this is the era of growth in space technology. India has launched more than 40 satellites through PSLV satellite launchers. Heavy satellites are launched into space by the GSLV Satellite Launcher. Work is underway at various levels in India to send a man into space, ‘Chandrayan, Marsyan’. A variety of new technologies are being launched by the Department of Defence.

Today we are the 6th largest producer of fighter aircraft and battle tanks in the world and the 4th largest producer of supersonic Brahmāstra missiles in the world. The world’s largest range gun is being manufactured in Pune. The development of new technologies is being encouraged through DRDO start-up companies. It wants to establish its identity as a country that will export defence technology. Universities and educational institutions will play an important role in this. DRDO has started several Centres of Excellence in the country. DRDO has signed MoUs with more than 3,000 educational institutions.

MIT ADT University should take the initiative to start a course on Defence Technology. Currently, 8,000 students across the country are doing internships in DRDO’s labs. They are being given the opportunity to study defence technology. An incubator will provide Rs 1 crore to students and Rs 10 crore to industry to encourage innovation. The research will be promoted in Bioengineering Labs, Foot Technology Labs, and Marine Engineering Labs.

Meanwhile, Apple training centre, MIT School of Indian Civil Services and a translation and fact-checking laboratory were inaugurated. At the inauguration session Ajit Shankarrao Bhosale, Prof. Rahul Karad, Prof. Dr. Mangesh Karad expressed their views.
The 6th foundation day of MIT Art, Design and Technology University was celebrated virtually on Wednesday 11th August 2021.

Air Marshal Ajit Shankarrao Bhosale, Member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), New Delhi, Prof. Dr. Vishwanath Karad, Founder of MIT Group of Institutions, Prof. Rahul Karad, Managing Trustee and Executive President, MIT Group of the institution, Prof. Dr Mangesh Karad, Executive President and Vice-Chancellor of MIT ADT University. Prof. Dr. Sunita Mangesh Karad, Prof Jyoti Karad Dhakne, Dr Anant Chakradev, Dr Mahesh Chopde and the dean, director, teaching and non-teaching staff were present.