Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment

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Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE)
रक्षा सामग्री एंव भण्डार अनुसंधान तथा विकास स्थापना
Field of research
High tech non-metallic materials
DirectorDr N Eswara Prasad, FIE, FAPAS, FIM
AddressGT Road (NH-2),
Kanpur- 208 013[1]
LocationKanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Operating agency
Defence Research and Development Organisation, Ministry of Defence, Government of India

Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE) is a laboratory of the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Located in GT Road, Kanpur. It is responsible for the research and development of materials for the Indian military services, including various types of protective clothing and equipment.


The Defence Materials & Stores Research & Development Establishment (DMSRDE) was formed by renaming the Inspectorate of General Stores in the Harness & Saddlery Factory in Cawnpore (present day Ordnance Equipment Factory, Kanpur) of the Ordnance Factory Board in 1929.[2]

Projects and products[edit]

DMSRDE had played important role in development of high tech non-metallic materials for the Indian Armed Forces.[3]

DMSRDE has developed Nuclear Shielding Pad, Boot Anti Mine, Blast Protection Suit, Bullet Proof Jackets, etc.[3]

"The Defence Material and Stores Research Development Establishment in Kanpur has developed a new NBC suit that would be proved effective against any kind of dangerous weapons or chemicals and protect soldiers from any sort of attack", DMSRDE Director Arvind Kumar Saxena was quoted by media-persons. 40,000 pieces of NBC suits costing about ₹30,000 had been requested by the Indian army. "The further progress on the other two suits are going on," further quoted by media-persons.[4][5]