In first major contract, Isro lets industry make 27 satellites

In the first big contract since its inception, the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has allowed three industries—two private and one government-run firm—to build as many as 27 satellites in the next three years, indicating industry readiness and paving way for the next chapter in…

Given a national mandate, India could target the first human flight in space within next 6 7 years

Indian Space Research Organisation will turn 50 next year. K Radhakrishnan, Isro’s former head who oversaw the Mars Orbiter Mission (popularly called ‘Mangalyaan’) – which established India as the first country to have a successful mission to Mars in its maiden attempt – gives an…

Border Roads Organisation removes major bottleneck in Leh, constructs bridge leading to Siachen base

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) today threw open a vital 35-meter bridge in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir that will ease vehicular movement to the base camp of Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest battlefield. “The BRO has removed a major travelling bottleneck in Leh…

Rustom 2 Drones Set To Be Ready By 2020 With Indigenous Diesel Turboprop engine

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday said the Rustom-2 drone would be ready for use in two years. Speaking on the sidelines of the convocation ceremony of the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) here on Friday, DRDO chairman S Christopher said…

ISRO gets nod for Semi Cryogenic Engine, will boost GSLV’s lift capability by 1 Tonne

The Space Commission has given approval to Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) to develop a semi-croygenic engine, which will increase the lifting capability of its GSLV Mk III rocket by one tonne. Talking to TOI about the new project, Isro chairman K Sivan said, “After…

China, Russia, India and Pakistan among SCO members to conduct joint military drill

Members states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a Chinese-led political, economic and security bloc made up of largely Asian countries, will join an upcoming joint military drill in Russia in September to promote mutual trust and cooperation. The joint military drill, dubbed ‘Peace Mission…

India slams OIC for raking up Kashmir at its Dhaka Meet

India on Thursday slammed the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for raking up the Kashmir issue at its recent meeting in Dhaka, saying the bloc has no locus standi in the country’s internal matters. In a strongly worded statement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)…

DRDO Honours the Brilliant Chennai Scientists Behind the Futuristic Arjun Tank

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Awards, in their present form, were introduced in 1999 to motivate DRDO scientists, engineers and the organisation’s partners in industries and academic institutions, to contribute towards the cause of national security and self-reliance. The award scheme has various…

BRO EXTENDS ROAD CONNECTIVITY UPTO TAKSING IN CHINA BORDER

The Border Roads Organisation has extended road connectivity upto Taksing in the Indo-China border in Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, a BRO statement said. The BRO completed the extension of the difficult Tama Chung ChungTaksing road beyond Lemiking on May 9, after nine years…

ISRO DEVELOPS DESI ATOMIC CLOCK, TO BE USED IN GPS SATELLITES

In a significant development, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed an atomic clock that will be used in navigation satellites to measure precise location data. The space agency currently imports atomic clocks from European aerospace manufacturer Astrium for its navigation satellites. Tapan Misra, director…