What is DRDO and Its project Indigo?

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The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) is an agency of the Government of India, which conducts research and development for the Indian Army, headquartered in Delhi, India. DRDO was formed in 1958 by amalgamating the Defence Science Organisation and a few technical development establishments.

DRDO is India’s largest research organization. It has a network of laboratories engaged in developing defence technologies covering various fields, such as aeronautics, armaments, electronics, ground combat engineering, life sciences, materials, missiles and naval systems.


DRDO’s first project Indigo

DRDO’s first project for the Indian Army was a surface-to-air missile (SAM) known as Project Indigo. However, it received little success and therefore it was discontinued.

Since inception, DRDO has achieved many successes in developing key systems and critical technologies such as aircraft avionics, UAVs, small arms, artillery systems, EW systems, tanks and armored vehicles, sonar systems, command and control systems and missile systems.

India’s first anti-satellite system

In March 2019, DRDO developed India’s first anti-satellite system which made India one of the superpowers of space. In 2016, it successfully tested its first indigenously developed heavy-duty drone, the Rustom 2, an unmanned armed combat vehicle developed along the lines of America’s Predator drone. DRDO co-developed India’s first nuclear ballistic missile submarine INS Arihant, which became operational in 2018.

DRDO has also developed several ballistic missiles under its Integrated Guided Missile Development Program, including missiles like Prithvi, Trishul, Agni, Akash and Nag.

Frequently asked questions (Faqs)

Q. who can apply for drdo

Answer: Preference is given to the candidates who have passed the National Written Examination NET / UGC / GATE. A postgraduate degree in engineering / technology, postgraduate degree in science or postgraduate degree in psychology can apply for the related post.

Q. what is salary in drdo

Answer: DRDO Scientist B is in pay band 15,600-39,100 + grade pay of 5400/- + House Rent Allowance upto 30% of Pay (Pay+grade pay) in A1 cities like Delhi-Mum-Bang-Chennai-Hyderabad

Q. what is the full form of drdo

Answer: The Full form of DRDO is Defence Research and Development Organization

Q. how to get internship in drdo

Answer: A Scheme of Internship of student to DRDO Labs/Estts is to provide an opportunity and exposure to the would be Graduates/Post Graduates in Engineering/General Sciences to the Research and Development activities carried out by DRDO in state of art technology in the fields relevant to defence sector.Salient Features of the scheme are as under:-

  1. Internship Training is provided in the areas relevant to DRDO.
  2. Provide opportunity to interns to be associated with projects.
  3. The students to make correspondence with concerned Lab/Estts as per their discipline through their Institute/College
  4. Provisions of Apprentices Act 1961 do not apply to this scheme.
  5. Internship Training will be permitted subject to vacancies at Labs and approval by Lab Director.
  6. Interns will be permitted only to UNCLASSIFIED areas of DRDO Labs/Establishments.
  7. DRDO will in no way be obliged to offer employment to the students on completion of their training.
  8. DRDO will not be liable for any compensation in case of personal injury caused by accident arising out of and in the course of the students’ attachment to DRDO Labs/Establishments.
  9. The period of training generally is 4 weeks to 6 Months, depending upon the type of course. However, it will be at the discretion of Lab Director.

 Q. how many drdo labs are there in india

Answer: There are almost around 56 laboratories of DRDO in india

Q. Official website of DRDO

Answer : Official Website of DRDO is

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Post Last Updated on May 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm