A squeeze in India’s defense budget will hinder all future research and development projects, the chief of the state-run Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO) says. “We need to make sure that R&D funding is not just maintained but enhanced,” says Avinash Chander, who is also the scientific adviser to the defense minister. “We may be able to meet the present requirement, but any squeeze will keep us out of next-generation products such as multi-static radars, which ...


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