South Asia and Beyond

We Can Make Any Missile Indian Armed Forces Need: DRDO Chief

NEW DELHI: India is self-sufficient in missile technology and can make any missile that its armed forces need, says Dr G. Satheesh Reddy, Chairman of Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO). Speaking to Nitin A. Gokhale, Editor-in-Chief of StratNews Global, Dr Reddy said DRDO works in complete synergy with the armed forces to understand their requirements and can accordingly deliver within a short span of time. Calling the anti-satellite test, conducted by India in March last year, a deterrent, Dr Reddy said the mission—planned and executed in two years—was extremely complex and warranted clinical precision

Nitin A. Gokhale

Author, thought leader and one of South Asia's leading strategic analysts, Nitin A. Gokhale has forty years of rich and varied experience behind him as a conflict reporter, Editor, author and now a media entrepreneur who owns and curates two important digital platforms, and focusing on national security, strategic affairs and foreign policy matters. At the beginning of his long and distinguished career, Gokhale has lived and reported from India’s North-east for 23 years, writing and analysing various insurgencies in the region, been on the ground at Kargil in the summer of 1999 during the India-Pakistan war, and also brought live reports from Sri Lanka’s Eelam War IV between 2006-2009. Author of over a dozen books on wars, insurgencies and conflicts, Gokhale relocated to Delhi in 2006, was Security and Strategic Affairs Editor at NDTV, a leading Indian broadcaster for nine years, before launching in 2015 his own digital properties. An alumni of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies in Hawaii, Gokhale now writes, lectures and analyses security and strategic matters in Indo-Pacific and travels regularly to US, Europe, South and South-East Asia to speak at various international seminars and conferences. Gokhale also teaches at India’s Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), the three war colleges, India's National Defence College, College of Defence Management and the intelligence schools of both the R&AW and Intelligence Bureau. He tweets at @nitingokhale


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