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ITR & PXE showcase strength through its products

Statesman News Service | Balasore |

The Integrated test range (ITR) the missile test range and Proof and Experimental establishment (PXE), two major units of DRDO, based at Chandipur have showcased their products at the defence stalls which drew huge crowds at the District level Industrial Expo and Pallishree mela here.

The models of missiles, tanks and guns displayed attracted children as well as the older generation.Besides the mighty fire power they are showcasing the shielding mechanism, against any enemy attack, of India. The live video clips of launch of missiles were a treat to watch.

The DRDO personnel were keen on explaining every aspect to visitors. The Defence research and development organization (DRDO) pavilion has been the key attraction for the visitors. For the locals here they have the opportunity to see technological advancement in the field of missile for India, about which they otherwise read in papers and watch in televisions.

“Every year although we come and see these defence equipment still we have a l never ending wish to see them again and again . These are very interesting and give a sense of pride for our nation and defence system,” said a visitor Sanjay Gauda .

The ITR pavilion besides showing recorded video of launching of some of the missiles carried out by the unit also showing its brief history from establishment of unit in Chandipur till the date. “Agni-V, the long range missile, mounted in a mobile launcher is displayed . This is to show people that we are capable of launching the missile from rail, road mobile launcher,” said an officer of DRDO.

“We are excited to see some of the pre- recorded live visuals of the missiles flight mission. This is one of the best career options and one should aspire to be part of DRDO,” said Kishore Kar , a college student.

The 5 day fair jointly organised by Industry associations and district administration while began from Wednesday as many as 500 stalls from various sectors including SHGs and other groups are exhibited their products .

“Besides big industries, downstream and ancillary industries the focus is made on the agro based, food processing and handicrafts. We are happy with the participants and footfall as well”, a key member of Expo committee and chairman of Balasore Chamber of industries and commerce(BCIC), Himansu Das, said.