India is ready to face any challenge: Defence Minister
The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said India is ready to face any challenge while talking to media after handing over ceremony of the products developed by Defence Research Development Organisation, DRDO, to the Indian Army in New Delhi.
The products are Weapon Locating Radar, WLR, Swathi, Nuclear Biological Chemical, NBC, Recce Vehicle and NBC Drugs. Parrikar said, WLR is a great equipment to detect weapons. He said it will help Army to deal with artillery fire from the enemy side.
Asking the DRDO to develop more products which can help the armed forces to deal the upcoming challenges in the area of security and Defence, the defence minister said the organisation can play a pivotal role in the modernisation of the armed forces.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat thanked the DRDO for the products. General Rawat said, DRDO products will further strengthen the Army in its fight against enemies.
As per information received, WLR is a coherent, electronically scanned C-Band phased array radar which automatically locates hostile artillery, mortars and rocket launchers in the range of upto 30 kilometres. It also tracks friendly fire to locate the impact point for necessary corrections.
The radar is designed to detect projectiles with small cross section across the battle space horizon and has the capability to handle simultaneous fire from weapons deployed at multiple locations. The NBC Recce Vehicle will diagnose the existence of nuclear, biological, and chemical agents in the atmosphere during the NBC warfare to cordon the contaminated areas and protect the living beings.
The other product NBC Drugs impart protection against lethal exposure of gamma radiation both prior to entering hot zone or after exposure.
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