Today, India celebrates Technology day in an eve to demonstrate its defense capabilities and technical superiority. On May 11, 2008, India successfully test fired 5 powerful nuclear bombs in Pokhran, Rajasthan, and from then, India celebrates National Technology Day every year on May 11.
This date has got immense significance as it shook the entire world with its technical brilliance who were puzzled how a developing nation like India could successfully carry out nuclear tests with utmost accuracy.
On the eve of National Technology Day, we bring you the top 6 inventions by Indians that proved India’s technological brilliance around the world.
- Fiber Optics Revolution: Very few Indians know that an Indian is responsible for the growth and expansion of internet today. Dr. Narinder Singh Kapanv, is considered as one of the chief founders of fiber optics. He was responsible in the development and the production of fiber cables that allowed internet to grow exponentially.
- ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission: On November 5th, 2013, India registered its name in the elite list of the countries to launch its own Mars mission codenamed as ‘Mangalyaan’. India was successful to send satellite to the red planet, which is now on its proper course. Even more significant part of this mission is it needed on $73 million for India to complete the mission which is 10 percent of the budget that USA incurred for their Mars mission. Proud moment indeed.
- INS Kolkata & Light Combat Helicopter: INS Kolkata is India’s biggest warship that is completely made in India. Made with a budget of Rs. 3051 crore, this is considered as one of the World’s most powerful missile destroyer.
- Atomic Power to Help Agriculture: 2013 was the year that gave huge sigh of relief to the farmers as Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) announced that they have been successful in producing agricultural needs by making use of radioactivity and atomic power. This was one of the remarkable feats in India’s technological development as agriculture badly needed an optimum solution.
Regardless of such stellar tech advancements, there is far to go. We are still positioned 66th on the Global Innovation Index as bunches of new research and developments which ought to happen in India winds up happening in the foreign countries.