- Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday launched the Konkurs missile test equipment and Konkurs launcher test equipment which have been indigenously designed and developed by Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL). Earlier, these products were being imported from Russia.
- The two indigenized products were virtually launched by the minister from Delhi. Chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat, defence secretary Ajay Kumar, secretary (defence production) Raj Kumar, senior officials from the Ministry of Defence and CMD, BDL, Commodore (retired) Siddharth Mishra, directors, and senior officials were present.
- According to officials, the two products were launched as part of Atmanirbhar Bharat week being celebrated from August 7-14. The Konkurs missile test equipment is designed for checking the serviceability of Konkurs-M anti-tank guided missiles. Konkurs launcher test equipment is designed and developed for checking the serviceability of Konkurs-M missile launchers.
- The realization of this indigenous equipment will take forward the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan initiated by the Government of India and will lead to substantial foreign exchange savings for the country in the future, officials said.