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Akash test fired successfully for the second time in three days

January 20, 2003 15:19 IST

For the second time in three days, India on Monday successfully test fired the medium range surface-to-air missile Akash from the Interim Test Range at Chandipur-on-sea, about 15 km from Balasore (Orissa), defence sources said.

The indigenously-built sophisticated multi-target missile was test fired from a mobile launcher at 1225 IST in bright
sunny weather, the sources said.

The 650kg missile, with a range of 25km and capable of carrying a 50kg payload, is one of the five missiles under various stages of developmentat theDefence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Adefence scientist said that a few more trials werenecessaryto gauge the more than 100 parameters of the missile system.

The missile would be ready for induction in the defence forces by 2003-end, he said.

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Sub: we feel proud but at the same time

sir, i feel proud of our scientists for their success, but the same time i think we r very much dissatisfied for testing the same ...


Posted by yugandhar





Sub: joke

After more than 100 tests of akash they still feel that they have to test it more so that they perfect the missile. But only ...


Posted by Girish





Sub: MISSILE TEST

FIRST OF ALL I AM PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN.I DO SUPPORT FOR SUCH MISSILE TESTS.MORE ARE NEEDED WE SHOULD TEST FIRE ARE AGNI MISSILE ...


Posted by sudhakar





Sub: How many more?

I take pride in my country's Missile Programme. It is very much necessary to have an indigenously developed Missile Defence System, especially when a rogue ...


Posted by Himadri Basu




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