A weapon museum, described as the first of its kind in the country, has come up in the premises of DRDO’s Proof and Experimental Establishment at Chandipur and boasts of the Vijayanta Tank, which played a major role in the 1971 India-Pakistan war.
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Chairman and Secretary Department of Defence Dr S Christopher, who was at Chandipur to witness the test fire of IndiaÂ’s first indigenously designed and developed Long Range Sub-Sonic Cruise Missile ‘Nirbhay’, inaugurated the museum yesterday.
“Initially 14 types of weapons used by the Indian Air Force and Navy have been displayed for public view in the museum. More varieties of weapons will be displayed in future,” PXE Director R Appavuraj said today.
He described the museum as the first of its kind in the country.
The main attraction of the museum is Vijayanta Tank, which had played a major role in the 1971 India-Pakistan war.
The tank has capacity to neutralise enemy bunkers and troops up to 5 km.