The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will set up it’s strategic unit in Telangana state with an investment of Rs 1,600 crore at Nagarjunasagar. The DRDO already has several facilities in Hyderabad.
Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday said the state government will allot 100 acres for the project at Nagarjunasagar. He told a meeting of officials that after scouting various states for a suitable location for the strategic unit, the DRDO had finalised Nagarjuna Sagar in Nalgonda district.
“This will be the first such defence unit of its kind in India. Only five countries has this kind of unit. Presently, the Indian defence establishment depends on a unit located in Moscow for its requirements,” according to a release issue by Chief Minister’s Office.
It, however, did not reveal the nature of the project. The facility will also have the capability to meet the requirements of other countries. Mr Rao said the required electricity and water would be supplied for the facility. He asked the officials to immediately accord all clearances.
The Chief Minister hoped that the DRDO unit will give recognition to Nagarjunasagar. He also announced that an air strip will be constructed in the town, which will not only meet the requirements of defence but will also benefit tourists.