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DRDO to organise defence exhibition in Parliament premises

PTI , (August 02, 2016)

NEW DELHI: In a unique move, the country's defence assets like Main Battle Tank Arjun and BRAHMOS missile will be on display in the Parliament complex on Wednesday to make the MPs aware about the country's defence preparedness.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will organise a three-day exhibition in the Parliament Complex to showcase various defence products developed indigenously by the organisation.

The exhibition will be inaugurated by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

The DRDO will display the BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile, the 'Arjun' main battle tank, Airborne Early Warning and Control System, Multi Barrel Rocket Launched 'Pinaka', Wheel Armoured Platform and various types of radars among other indigenous products.

The Ministry of Defence has recently cleared acquisition of weapons and systems worth over Rs 2 lakh crore designed and developed by the DRDO.

"DRDO will also organise a virtual display of Arjun Main Battle Tank, BRAHMOS missile and AEW&C and LCA Tejas in the exhibition," a DRDO official said.

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