The Union Minister of State for Defence and Tourism Shri Ajay Bhatt, has made his maiden visit to Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE), Avadi, Chennai on 05th September 2023. During his visit, the Raksha Rajya Mantri (RRM) had a meeting with senior scientists and reviewed the progress of on-going projects at CVRDE. Dr S V Kade, Distinguished Scientist & Director General (ACE) gave a presentation about various achievements and important technology/products developed by CVRDE. V Balamurugan, Outstanding Scientist & Director-CVRDE briefed the present status & improvements of on-going projects.

RRM has evinced keen interest towards the advanced systems developed by CVRDE and the respective project leaders highlighted the uniqueness of their systems. He also made a ride in Main Battle Tank (Arjun Mk-A) with crew members and experienced the advanced features of Indian Made Tank.      

RRM appreciated the CVRDE fraternity for the unstinted efforts and contributions in the Defence base. Further, he emphasized the importance of enhancing the self-reliance in R&D systems and expressed his confidence that DRDO will empower the nation with ‘Make in India’ concept.


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