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Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) provided a list of 108 systems and sub-systems to Defence Minister which have been identified for indigenous development only.


  • DRDO will also provide its support to industries in this development process.
  • This will pave the way for Indian Defence industry to develop many technologies towards building an AtmaNirbhar Bharat.
  • The systems and sub-systems in the list of 108 items include mini and micro UAVs, ROVs, uncooled NV-IR sights for weapons (short-range), mountain footbridge, floating bridge (both metallic), mines laying and marking equipment.

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Recently Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) MK I A, Land-Attack Cruise Missiles (Long-Range),155 mm Artillery Ammunition were put among the list of the 101 items that have been put under an import embargo by the Ministry of Defence.

-Source: Livemint, The Hindu

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