Tipu's rocket court in Sr'patna to be converted into museum

Models of missiles and related information will be on display

Chief controller of Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) W Selvamurthy said that appropriate measures will be taken to convert the rocket court (Garrison Ball Alley) of Tipu Sultan reign in Srirangapatna, Mandya district into a museum.

Speaking to press persons during his visit to unit, which is said to be world’s first rocket court, he observed that the unit has become dilapidated, while the surrounding area has been encroached. Houses have been built illegally on the way to the monument.

Elaborating on the project, he said that DRDO will acquire the houses and convert the space into road and will be used for other necessary purposes.

He mentioned that the important monument had been subjected to negligence as there has been a confusion between State archaeology department and
Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) about who has to take care of the court.

Noting that a letter of correspondence will be done with both the departments and even chief secretary of Karnataka government, he said, appropriate measures will be taken immediately to conserve the place.

Selvamurthy said, models of all missiles developed in the country will be on display including the original one of Tipu reign.

Information regarding development of missile will also be made available for public.

Many do not know that India was the country which introduced missile to the world. The museum will stress on such facts and which will stress on further researches.
Prior to this, Selvamurthy visited Daria Doulat.

Director of Defence Food Research Laboratory Harsha Vardhan Batra, additional director Radha Krishna, Satish Kumar and others were present.

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