What is the full form of DRDO
DRDO: Defence Research and Development Organization
DRDO stands for Defence Research and Development Organization. It is an agency of the Republic of India, responsible for the military's research and development. It was established in 1958 by the merger of the then Technical Development Establishment and the Directorate of Technical Development and Production with the Defence Science Organization (DSO). It is headquartered in New Delhi and is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defence, Government of India. As of Nov 2016, Dr. S Christopher is the Director General of DRDO and Dr. G.S. Reddy is the Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister.
DRDO aims to make India prosperous by providing world-class science and technology base and to provide the country Defence Services decisive edge by providing competitive systems and solutions.
Today, it has more than 50 laboratories which are deeply involved in developing defence technologies including various disciplines like armaments, aeronautics, electronics, combat vehicles, engineering systems, missiles, instrumentations, engineering systems, naval systems, etc. At present, the organization has more than 5000 scientists and around 25,000 other technical and supporting personnel.
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