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The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) hit the headlines recently when it appointed its first woman director general. J Manjula will now head the organisation's electronics and communication systems cluster.
This is not the only rejig at the premier institute. Earlier, former DRDO head Avinash Chander was shown the door and another top scientist was denied extension. In fact, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his displeasure with the way projects have overshot deadlines.
How serious is the problem? Here we try to crack some key numbers about the only defence research body in India: