Complete Missile System For India To Be Ready In 4-5 Years: DRDO chief

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief Satheesh Reddy said that India would likely have a complete missile system within 4 to 5 years, ANI reported.

In the interview, Reddy said, “It will take probably about 4-5 years for us to work on all these things and realise a complete missile system, working for some good amount of range.”

In the last 2 months, India has tested 10 missiles, with Rudram 1 being the latest. It is an indigenously developed, anti-radiation missile, capable of detecting enemy radars and specifically targeting them. This helps to break the first line of resistance and increasing potential for damage.

Apart from Rudram, DRDO has also tested BrahMos missile with an indigenous booster, the supersonic missile-assisted release of the torpedo (SMART) for anti-submarine warfare, hypersonic nuclear-capable Shaurya, and hypersonic technology demonstrator vehicle (HSTDV).

Last month, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO for the successful testing of the BrahMos missile on September 30. “Congratulations to Team DRDO and @BrahMosMissile for the successful flight testing of BRAHMOS Supersonic Cruise Missile with Indigenous Booster and Air Frame for designated range. This achievement will give a big boost to India’s Atma Nirbhar Bharat Pledge,” he tweeted.

The frequency of these tests assumes significance against the backdrop of India’s prolonged dispute with China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Reddy assured that they could accommodate the needs of the army. He said, “We are now able to develop any type of missile system that the armed forces want.”




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