23rd June, 2020: It is a matter of immense pride that the defence specimens display of T-55 Battle Tank and HPT-32 Deepak Aircraft were inaugurated by Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar on the auspicious day of Rathyatra on 23rd June, 2020 (Tuesday) in the presence of students, faculty and staff members.
The T-55 Battle Tank and HPT-32 Deepak Aircraft were received from Central Armoured Fighting Vehicle Depot (CAFYD), Kirkee, Pune and Air Force Station, Tambaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu respectively on the request of the Director.
The motto is to create a sense of patriotic fervor, the spirit of protecting the sovereignty of the country, motivating participation in the R & D of defence technologies, showcasing the technological challenges behind the defence equipment both past and future and taking up careers in defence services.
The defence specimens are being showcased at the Main Entrance Circle of IIT Bhubaneswar for the benefit of the students and visitors to the Institute.