What is the full form of DRDO?

DRDO : Defence research and development organization

  • The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) was established in the year 1958 when the Indian Army’s Technical Development Establishments (TDEs) and the Directorate of Technical Development and Production (DTDP) merged with the Defense Science Organization (DSO).
  • DRDO has created other major systems and critical technologies such as aircraft avionics, UAVs (Drones), small arms, artillery systems, EW Systems, tanks and armoured vehicles, sonar systems, command and control systems and missile systems.

A vision of the Defence research and development organization

Providing the country with cutting-edge indigenous defense technologies and systems.


  • Design, develop, and lead the development of cutting-edge sensors,  weapon systems, platforms, and allied equipment for our Defense Services.
  • Provide technical solutions to the Services in order to increase combat effectiveness and improve personnel well-being.
  • Build a strong indigenous technology base and develop infrastructure and committed quality  workforce.

Formed:  In the year 1958; 64 years ago

Headquarters: DRDO Bhavan, New Delhi

Motto:  “Strength’s Origin is in Science” (Raksā Anūsandhān Evam Vikās Sangaṭhan)

DRDO-Defence research and development organization

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