Jose John April 18, 2016 No Comments
READY FOR OUR¬†DEFENSE It is rather a pity that while advanced countries are removing their long and short range missiles from their borders third world countries are making efforts to acquire or manufacture them. India is no exception to it. With Pakistan and China as her neighbours who attacked India three times in the past it has become obligatory for her to strengthen her defenses. Acquiring perfection in the manufacture of missiles is a part of her defense strategy. Since short range missiles are being supplied to the militants in Jammu and Kashmir Indian Ordnance factories have not lagged behind in supplying these to the armed forces. But in case a war breaks out or even if a cold war continues as it does in the Kashmir valley it becomes necessary to have medium range missiles that may be effective in an area of 20 to 30 kilometers. The first test in this direction was done in 1988 with Trishul’. It was at an early experimental stage and was followed by ‘Akash’. It was a medium range surface-to-air missile. It was launched at Chandipur Orissa, in 1990 and has a range of 25 kilometers. It is rather a good achievement and is expected to be manufactured commercially in the...
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