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BRAHMOS, other indigenous military assets on display at Parliament

PTI , (August 04, 2016)

NEW DELHI: A three-day exhibition showing India's indigenous defence capabilities like BRAHMOS supersonic missiles, main battle tank 'Arjun' among others was inaugurated at Parliament House on Wednesday.

Organised by the DRDO, the exhibition was inaugurated by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and displays a number of state-of-the-art defence technologies, products and systems developed by various DRDO laboratories, including AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning and Control System), multi barrel rocket launcher 'Pinaka', NBC Recce Vehicle, Wheeled Armoured Platform (WHAP), Laser Ordnance Disposal System (LORDS), Varunastra torpedo, Mobile Automatic Robotic System (MARS) among others.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Speaker of Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan, Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha, M Thambi Durai, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha P.J. Kurien were among the other dignitaries who visited the exhibition.

  • "Time has come for BrahMos Aerospace to work on Mark-II version of BRAHMOS so that we will still be the market leader in hypersonic cruise missiles." - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

  • "The traditional partnership between India & Russia has been tested by the time and time and it is the most important stabilizing factor, not only for the asian region, but for the whole world" - Vladimir Putin

  • "Make in India' should not be limited to production & manufacturing only, it should also involve generation of engineering knowledge in the country." - Mr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra

  • "BrahMos is not only a successful Joint Venture but also a model for cooperation which has immense political value for our two countries" - Mr. Dmitry Rogozin

  • "BrahMos JV is a unique venture which has given substantial guidelines in defence design inputs, engineering inputs, production related culture and ultimately in pushing the technology base forward" - Dr. V G Sekaran

  • "BrahMos JV is most suitable model, which has withstood the test of time and is recommended to be followed for realization of all high end products with our country." - Dr. V K Saraswat

  • "BrahMos is the most successful missile company of the nation and it is this unique blend of young and experienced team members motivated with innovation and utmost dedication that has contibuted to the success of the missile system" - Dr. Avinash Chander