Sambalpur: India has reached such a stage in which 126 nations of the world are now deciding the country as their destination, DRDO Director General (ECD) Bengaluru Binay Kumar Das said Tuesday.
Addressing the 14th convocation of VSSUT, Das said “There was a time in 1989, when USA restricted India not to make missiles beyond 300 km range.
The USA even threatened us to restrict import of apparatus used for missiles but Dr Abdul Kalam and the team took it as a challenge and we reached 5000 km with indigenous systems for missiles. he said.
We achieved remarkable success in the field of satellites and missiles,” said Das to the students with an appeal to take every challenge as opportunity.
Das further narrated the history of the success of the country in the fields of Science and Technology to that of Agriculture.
“If you can convert challenge to opportunity, then you can overcome every problem,” he said citing the example of Dhanush and Prachand indigenously designed by Indian scientists and DRDO in particular.
Das who is an alumnus of the UCE Burla which is VSSUT now said he could have gone abroad and become a millionaire there as there was such an opportunity for him.
The DRDO director said he decided to stay in India and serve the country and asked the young students to dedicate themselves to creating a ‘Great India’.
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