In­dian Navy in­ducts in­dige­nously de­vel­oped sonars


The De­fence Min­is­ter Manohar Parrikar handed over four Naval Sys­tems de­vel­oped by the De­fence Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Or­gan­i­sa­tion (DRDO) to the In­dian Navy at a spe­cial cer­e­mony in New Delhi on Novem­ber 18, 2016. The four in­dige­nously de­vel­oped naval sys­tems, viz. Ab­hay, Humsa UG, NACS and AIDSS which will boost un­der­wa­ter sur­veil­lance ca­pa­bil­ity of the In­dian Navy, were for­mally handed over to the Chief of the Naval Staff Ad­mi­ral Su­nil Lanba by the Min­is­ter.

Parrikar com­pli­mented the DRDO and the Navy for their suc- cess­ful joint ven­ture in de­vel­op­ing sev­eral naval sys­tems, which will pro­vide a fil­lip to the quest for self-re­liance in this crit­i­cal area of tech­nol­ogy. “I ex­pect much more syn­ergy be­tween the armed forces and DRDO in the days to come”, he said. He ex­pressed his ap­pre­ci­a­tion to DRDO for its achieve­ments in the last two years par­tic­u­larly in the in­duc­tion of LCA Te­jas, Varunas­tra tor­pedo, Pi­naka multi-bar­rel rocket launcher, Rus­tom-II UAV and sev­eral mis­sile pro­grammes.

Ad­dress­ing the gath­er­ing, the Min­is­ter of State for Skill De­vel­op­ment and En­trepreneur­ship Ra­jiv Pratap Rudy said skill ini­tia­tive pro­gramme is the brain­child of the Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi. He said the credit of pulling along the skill ecosys­tem in the In­dian armed forces should go to the De­fence Min­is­ter. Rudy said the De­fence Min­is­ter is not only in­volved in the skilling process tech­ni­cally but also so­cially as he has cre­ated a new path­way about the pro­gramme in the armed forces.

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