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PM to dedicate five DRDO Young Scientists Labs

A Draft Correspondent | New Delhi

In a move that will boost indigenous research capabilities in the defence sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate five DRDO Young Scientists Laboratories to the nation on Thursday, 2 January 2020. The laboratories will be situated in Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Mumbai where all the scientists will be below 35 years, including the Directors as well.

DRDO is the R&D wing of Ministry of Defence, Government of India, with a vision to empower India with cutting-edge defence technologies and a mission to achieve self-reliance in critical defence technologies and systems, while equipping our armed forces with state-of-the-art weapon systems and equipment in accordance with requirements laid down by the three Services.

The event will be organised at the Aeronautical Development Establishment, DRDO at Bengaluru. Prime Minister will unveil a plaque to mark the dedication, and address the Scientists.

DRDO will also showcase some of its innovative products to the Prime Minister at an Exhibition on the occasion.

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa  and DRDO Chairman Dr. G Satheesh Reddy will also be present on the occasion.

It 2014, at a gathering of distinguished senior defence scientists and senior officers of the armed forces, the Prime Minister had suggested that at least five DRDO laboratories should be identified exclusively for innovation from young scientists up to the age of 35 years.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister had also called for involving youth in defence research and related activities in a big way to ensure that India remains abreast of global technological advancements in the field.

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