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

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Nitin A. Gokhale

Left to himself, Nitin A. Gokhale would rather watch films and sports matches but his day job as a media entrepreneur, communications specialist, analyst and author, leaves him little time to indulge in his primary interests. Gokhale in fact started his career in journalism in 1983 as a sports reporter. Since then he has, in the past 41 years, traversed the entire spectrum across print, broadcast and digital space. One of South Asia's leading strategic analysts, Gokhale has moved on from conventional media to become an independent media entrepreneur running three niche digital platforms—BharatShakti, StratNewsGlobal and Interstellar—besides undertaking consultancy and training workshops in communications for military institutions, corporates and individuals. Now better known for his conflict coverage and strategic analyses, Gokhale has lived and reported from India’s North-east for 23 years between 1983 and 2006, been on the ground at Kargil in the summer of 1999 and also brought us live coverage from Sri Lanka’s Eelam War IV between 2006-2009.    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, Australia, South and South-East Asia to take part in various seminars and conferences. Gokhale is also a popular visiting faculty at India’s Defence Services Staff College, the three war colleges, India's National Defence College, College of Defence Management and the IB’s intelligence school.