Hi-tech Chariot: Role of DRDO Lab Under Lens, Government to Parliament

A probe is on into allegations that a Pune-based DRDO lab had donated to a temple a \'hi-tech chariot\' made by its scientists, Parrikar informed Parliament.

Published: 08th May 2015 05:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th May 2015 05:11 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: A probe is on into allegations that a Pune-based DRDO lab had donated to a temple a 'hi-tech chariot' made by its scientists, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar informed Parliament today.

Responding to a question in Lok Sabha whether Pune-based DRDO lab, Research and Development Establishment (Engineers) had developed a hi-tech battery-operated chariot and subsequently donated it, the minister said in a written reply that the matter is "under inquiry".

"Further action would be taken thereafter," he added.

News reports had it that the lab had developed the chariot for a temple and donated it under its corporate social responsibility.

The battery-operated chariot can reportedly run for about 12 hours and the battery can be fully charged in six hours.


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