Hyderabad: The Telangana government on Sunday requested the central Government to rename the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) after fomer President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. According to a letter released by the CM’s office, it has been known that K Chandrasekhar Rao had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard.
The former President passed away after suffering a massive cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at IIM Shillong on Monday.
In his letter Rao had mentioned, “Under Kalam's guidance, when he was Director of DRDO, several research works were done in the organisation enhancing country's self-reliance in defence systems.”
He also added that Kalam had put in efforts that ensured setting up of many defence organisations including DRDL, RCI and MIDHANI among others in Hyderabad.