The scheme for operational of Technology Development Fund (TDF), announced in Union Budget of 2014-15, is at the final stages of approval at Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). The achievements made by the fund can be ascertained only after its operationalization.
The details of expenditure on Defence R&D vis-à-vis Defence Services Estimates (DSE), Ministry of Defence during the last five years are as under:-
(Rs. in Crore)
|DEFENCE EXPENDITURE Vs DEFENCE R&D EXPENDITURE|
ExpenditureDefence R&D as % of
Some of the major ingenuously built defence equipment / platforms inducted in the Services during the past one year are: Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas; Advance Light Helicopter, Akash Missile system, INS Kochi, Mareech and Varunastra etc.