MoD outlines Research happening in Defence Organisations


Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO), an R&D wing of Ministry of Defence, is primarily involved in design and development of complex and security systems in the fields of missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, radars, electronic warfare systems, sonars combat vehicles, combat aircraft, sensors, etc. for the Armed Forces as per their specific Qualitative Requirements.

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has informed that The allocation details since 2014-15 for Department of Defence Research & Development [DD(R&D)], which includes Laboratories/establishments like Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE), is as under:-

Year Revised Estimate (RE)

Approved (Allocation)

(Rs in crore)

DD R&D Allocation as % of TOTAL GDP
2014-15 13447.19 0.108
2015-16 12491.21 0.091
2016-17 13454.54 0.089
2017-18 15463.25 0.092
2018-19 17610.38 0.093














Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is a public undertaking for which no separate R&D funding is provided by the Government.

National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL) is not a Defence organisation but under the control of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

The value of Products/Systems/Technologies Developed/Upgraded by DRDO and inducted stands Rs.2.73 Lakh Cr.

DRDO is committed towards developing cutting edge technologies and systems for the Indian Armed Forces through R&D in all technology domains.

This information was given by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh in a written reply to Shri L.S. Tejasvi Surya in Lok Sabha today.

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