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DRDO weapon systems worth Rs 2.75 lakh crore to be inducted in defence forces

ANI  |  New Delhi (India) 

The and Development Organisation (DRDO) has said that its and platforms worth over Rs 2.75 lakh crore have either been inducted into the services or would be joining them soon.

Speaking exclusively to ANI, DRDO G Satheesh Reddy said their recent successes in the field of radars and has further enhanced the trust levels of the services in his organisation and they are inducting its platforms in bigger numbers.

"We have lot of strength in the area of missiles. We are strong in radars, and torpedo technologies and then we are very good in and electronic warfare domain," he said.

He further added that has granted its approval for DRDO worth Rs 2.75 lakh crore.

"A are also in the process which would be worth much more. Some of them are already inducted in the services while some would be joining in future," he said.

The DRDO listed the Advanced Towed Artillery Guns, Nag anti-tank guided missiles for the Army, SONAR and heavy-weight torpedoes for the along with the Akash which would be used by both the and the for protecting the Indian air space.

As per estimates, the has a requirement of more than 50,000 anti-tank guided missiles for its different forces. Reddy said that if the requirement of the force is urgent and required to be completed in short time, the DRDO can also engage the private sector to do the needful.

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First Published: Thu, January 03 2019. 10:39 IST