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'India marching towards self-reliance in missile system'

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An underwater ballistic missile of India being test launched from the Bay of Bengal in this file photo.

HYDERABAD (PTI): India is steadfastly marching towards complete self-reliance in missile systems and technologies, Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister G Satheesh Reddy has said.

"To create a significant impact on India's science and technology and to promote highest standard of engineering education and practices, professional societies, scientific bodies and academic institutes have to re-align the young force of the country towards the forefronts of current needs and developments," said Satheesh, also the Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems, DRDO.

The distinguished scientist was presented with prestigious IEI-IEEE Award for Engineering Excellence-2015 on Wednesday in recognition of his significant national contribution towards Missiles and Aerospace technologies at Bengaluru, an official release said.

The award was given by ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar in the presence of Barry L Shoop, President, IEEE USA, among others, during the ceremony as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the IEEE Asia-Pacific Region at Bengaluru.

"His pioneering work in Navigation and Avionics technologies has been integral in the success of several defence projects making India self-reliant in many vital areas," it said.

Satheesh said the award is a true tribute to the efforts of each and every team member of DRDO.

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