Research Centre Imarat

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Research Center Imarat
Research typePublic
Field of research
Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme
DirectorBHVS Narayana Murthy[1]
LocationHyderabad, India
Operating agency

Research Centre Imarat (RCI) is a DRDO laboratory located in Hyderabad. The lab is responsible for Research and Development of Missile Systems, Guided Weapons and advanced Avionics for Indian Armed Forces.[2] It was established by APJ Abdul Kalam in 1988.[3] Scientist and avionics specialist BHVS Narayana Murthy is presently the Director RCI Laboratory.[4][5][6]


The Research Centre Imarat is a global frontrunner in developing avionics and navigation systems for missiles.[7] RCI is the leading laboratory which has successfully spearheaded the Indo-Israel joint development Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) programme and had hat-trick success in its first three consecutive missions.[8][9]


  1. ^ Bureau, Our (14 September 2016). "Narayana Murthy named Director of RCI, DRDO".
  2. ^ John Pike. "Research Center Imarat (RCI) Hyderabad - India Special Weapons Facilities". Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  3. ^ "RCI is Kalam's Brainchild, Say Scientists in Hyderabad". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  4. ^ India, Press Trust of (14 September 2016). "BHVS Narayana Murthy appointed RCI Director" – via Business Standard.
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  6. ^ "BHVS Narayana Murthy appointed RCI Director".
  7. ^ "World class in avionics".
  8. ^ "India's air defence system achieves a hat-trick - The Economic Times".
  9. ^ Somasekhar, M (30 June 2016). "India test-fires surface-to-air missile".