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Expert committee to review charter of DRDO labs

27th August, 2020 Defence

Context: With a focus on indigenous development of futuristic technologies, a five-member expert committee has been constituted to review the charter of duties for all laboratories of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).


  • The committee was constituted by G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development (DDR&D), who is also the Chairman, DRDO.
  • The five-member committee is headed by Professor V. Ramagopal Rao, Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
  • The terms of reference are: to study and review the charter of duties of all the labs of the DRDO, to redefine the charter of duties of the labs on the current and futuristic defence and battlefield scenario, and to minimise the overlap of technologies amongst the labs.
  • The committee has to submit its report within 45 days.

Reference: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/expert-committee-to-review-charter-of-drdo-labs/article32449272.ece