DRDO new Website

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  1. gogbot

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    DRDO Built INS Chakra, M1 Abrams Tank, Arrow Missile System

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    In its enthusiasm for bells and whistles, the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has this howler as part of a soft-focus flash movie that begins when you launch their newly designed webpage. You know they wanted to trumpet the Arihant, but the sub in the picture is INS Chakra, the very Russian Charlie-1 class nuclear attack submarine that India leased in 1988. The DRDO guys should've been told that there's a very nice photo of the Arihant that was rendered de-clas after it appeared in the Prime Minister's status report to the nation, scooped of course by Livefist. And as commenters have pointed out, the film shows that the DRDO also builds the American M1 Abrams tank and Israeli Arrow ABM system, while some DRDO babu has put the Indian tricolour on the iconic World War-2 photograph of the US victory in the Battle of Iwo Jima. Has anyone seen anything more mortifying than this? The sad part is, if the DRDO had used the Arihant, Arjun and AAD interceptor instead, nobody could've said a word -- these are all programmes that are either swimming along nicely or have finally turned the corner after years of delays. Yet, some nitwit sitting in DRDO Bhawan's salubrious confines chooses to go with Google Images, and mount this piece of execrable, infuriating nonsense.

    This may be just someone's foolishness, but it's this kind of braindead, careless tripe that reflects an entrenched devil-may-care attitude that we see in so many things that DRDO does. And it's such nonsense that demolishes all the good, positive image-building that the DRDO is clearly spending so much money on. Stuff like this proves that in the end, it's all just skin deep. How deeply disappointing. DRDO should find the guy who chose the photos above and give him what we in India call a "rocket". That would be appropriate too.

    Here is DRDO's new Website.

    http://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/English/index.jsp?pg=homebody.jsp

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    One of our programmers here on the site should just work at DRDO PR as charity work , just so we can preserve the nations dignity.

    And they still have not changed those picture.

    Here are three alternative they could of used.

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    honestly this is humiliating as hell.
    Using the photoshoped Picture from Iowa Jima ,
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    Forget how bad we feel about that , but Imagine what would happen if the Americans saw something like this on a official government website.
    I mean seriously what the fudge is going on at DRDO , this is insanity. How can any government official have approved something like this.
     
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  3. Param

    Param Senior Member Senior Member

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    This shows how well managed the DRDO is. And we depend on this folks to develop weapons to protect the country WHAT KIND OF AN IDIOT APPROVED SUCH AN UTTERLY STUPID ACTION ? Maybe those illitrte babus should outsource such stuff to us on DFI. People here can do a much better job.
     
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    may be job was given to US company to make new website. They accordingly did what they know best.
     
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    I Certainly am and i implore other members to do the same , may be sheer volume can knock come sense into who ever maintains the site.

    http://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/English/index.jsp?pg=feedback.jsp

    Link to feedback page, anyone willing , should really send the message through these guys.
     
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    The website is most probably made by NIC like any other Gov website. NIC web designers are conventional & this blunder is another feather.... :emot180:
     
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    That proves it that DRDO is just like another photochor organisation.:emot15:
     
  9. pankaj nema

    pankaj nema Senior Member Senior Member

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    Relax guys Which government department does a thing '' right " ,the first time.Mistakes happen.
    This is India. We live and learn
    DRDO people are so busy that they dont have time to check what is happening on their website
     
  10. Kunal Biswas

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    Frankly, The pic of Iwo-Jima Flag raising was a pride moment for US marines more than Americans in homes, And making photo-shop of that pic is insult to them also to us!!

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    a real shame this has been going on for years first a pakistani generals photo came out on indian govt advertisement of the indian army few months back , the LCA plackard at an exhibition was full of errors in its characteristics and now this.
     
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    In government departments If things go on nicely and smoothly ,no attention is paid.When there is a need for
    money or human resources then things are botched up. So that an enquiry will happen and the demands for resources can be made.

    The motto of government officials is: A mother feeds a child only when it cries.
    Dont assume that common people alone have to break their heads with the government.

    The government officials THEMSELVES HAVE TO BREAK THEIR HEADS with their senior officials ie the BOSSES for everything
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    In Army ( Largest Gov organization in our country ) we have men from engineering dept who also deign Regimental sites for Intranet ( Army net ), these soldiers are not more than metric pass ( 10th ) under their officers, still have more knowledge abt things around them, they also keep net secure from hacking etc, Now the Doings of DRDO over net is serious..

    I bet they gave this deigning thing to some collage students.. lol
     
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    though the structure of the site is better than before..
     
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    They rectified the mistake as per livefist blog,whenever i see such stupidity i remember Field Marshal Manekshaw quote:

     
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    Now they have disabled all the images that we were complaining about here. Now it shoes LCA Tejas only in the main page.
     
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    That was so embarrassing and disgraceful, how can DRDO get it's website live without an inspection first. I'm glad they took it down.
     
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    Well , at least they have now fixed it , something to be happy about. Let's hope they vigilant next time.

    That is good enough. Much better then what they had before.

    I agree , that is also a shame , especially since we have our own interceptors, But we can barely make out what missile it is , it's not as big of an issue as the front.
     
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    Just an Update , at least according to Shiv

    http://livefist.blogspot.com/2010/08/impact-embarrassed-drdo-pulls-down.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    You can see for your self

    http://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/English/index.jsp?pg=homebody.jsp

    At least they have put a band-aid on the problem. Let's hope they find a proper fix soon.

    But as our member sayareakd pointed out
    The front page is not the only problem

    http://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/labs/DRDL/English/index.jsp?pg=homebody.jsp&labhits=203

    I think the pictures can be done a lot better. All over the site.
     
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    Just a little update for anyone still interested.

    DRDO has come back with a much improved Homepage , filled with Their own Achievements this time around.

    you can check it our here:
    DRDO
     

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