New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched five Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Young Scientists Laboratories in Bengaluru and said the government at the Centre is always ready to support scientists and innovators of the country at every step.

“As the Prime Minister of the country, I want to say that the government is ready to support the scientists and innovators of the country at every step,” PM Narendra Modi said after launching the laboratories in Bengaluru.

He also felt satisfied with the work being done on the suggestion of setting up five laboratories in the field of Advanced Technologies.

“I am satisfied that work was done sincerely on the suggestion of setting up five laboratories in the field of Advanced Technologies and today five such institutes are coming up in Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai” he further added.

PM Modi said these labs won’t just test technology, but will also test the temperament and patience of our young scientists. “You must be inspired by the positivity and purpose,” he said.

To boost indigenous research capabilities in the defence sector, PM Modi dedicated these five DRDO Young Scientists Laboratories to the nation. This was done during an event in Bengaluru which was organised by the Aeronautical Development Establishment, DRDO.

During the event, the DRDO also showcased some of its innovative products to the Prime Minister at an exhibition.

The development comes as PM Modi had suggested that at least five DRDO labs should be identified exclusively for innovation by young scientists up to the age of 35 years. He had said this in 2014 while addressing a gathering after giving away the DRDO awards.