NSA Ajit Doval along with Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat, Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Navy Chief Karambir Singh during the inauguration of 41st Directors Conference at DRDO Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday. (
Calling for joint research by Army officials and DRDO, he said: "In a joint project, the success and failures will become a joint responsibility and we will not start pointing fingers at each other."
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, DRDO Chairman G Sathees Reddy and DG Missiles and Strategic Systems MSR Prasad congratulated team DRDO, Brahmos and industries for the successful mission.
DRDO officials have refused to comment on the matter. This is the second crash of a drone at the Challikere area, where the DRDO has a major testing facility. In February 2018, a small practice drone lost control and crashed while being tested at the Aeronautical Test Range.
This was the third successful test-firing of the 100 percent indigenous ATGM, which is being developed for the infantry battalions of the Indian Army, who would use them for taking out the enemy tank and other armoured vehicles during war times.
The two missiles were tested for different altitude and conditions. The test flights successfully demonstrated the robust control, aerodynamics, propulsion, structural performance, and high manoeuvring capabilities thus proving the design configuration.
Chandrayaan-2 will explore a region of Moon where no mission has ever set foot. The spacecraft consists of an orbiter, a lander, and a rover together referred to as "composite body." The probe's total mass is 3.8 ton and is expected to land on the Moon's south polar region on September 6 or 7 this year.
The successful induction of the NAG missile into the Army is expected to give a quantum boost to the Army's capability against enemy armour.
It is a 2-day annual conference where various agendas like status of SDRF, Civil Defence and several others will be discussed and mock drills will also be conducted.
The DRDO on Monday successfully test fired the new version of the Akash surface to air defence missile system with a new indigenously-developed seeker.The missile was test-fired in Balasore off the Odisha coast.