India to be missile-import free by 2022: DRDO to PMO

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  1. rahulrds1

    rahulrds1 Regular Member

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    DRDO plans to make the country "missile import free" by 2022, the defence research agency has told the Prime Minister's Office.

    "Our target is to make India missile-import free by the year 2022.This means that we need not import any missile in terms of air-to-ground, surface-to-air or the air-to-air missiles," DRDO chief Avinash Chander told PTI.

    "We have shared our vision with the Prime Minister's Office and the government at the top-level," he said.

    The DRDO chief said over the years, the country has already developed an expertise in the field of strategic missiles such as the Agni and Prithvi missiles which have now been inducted into the armed forces.

    After the imposition of ban on Indian military research establishments, India attained the know-how and developed strategic missile systems indigenously with very little or negligible equipment being imported from outside the country for them.

    He said a number of missile development programmes were on where DRDO was working to make missiles to replace the imported systems. The systems being developed include the air-to-air Astra missile, 1,500km-range Nirbhay sub-sonic cruise missile and the BMP-mounted Nag anti-tank guided missile system.

    To a query on the export prospects of indigenous systems, Chander said the government has to evolve a policy in this regard.

    He said DRDO was of the view that private sector firms should be given the responsibility of developing equipment based on the technology provided by it and also market it abroad.

    DRDO has plans to export its fully-developed equipment such as the Pragati missile, which was showcased recently in foreign military exhibitions in countries such as South Korea, the Akash missile system and the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.

    source : India to be missile-import free by 2022: DRDO to PMO - The Economic Times
     
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  3. Bheeshma

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    1500 km range. Thats a good data point.
     
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    Idea is good and they are also moving towards right direction.DRDO if provided with more resources(man power and money) can achieve it.They have done it for ballistic missiles.So its not impossible for tactical missiles.They should also concentrate on indigeniousiation of missile sub-systems.
     
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    Except A2A and A2G, Which missiles do we import ?
     
  6. Virendra

    Virendra Moderator Moderator

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    Considering the extent of delays that we experience in almost every Govt. venture, I would place this milestone at 2030 .. optimistically that is.
     
  7. dastan

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    Have we had any recent failures in missile testing?
     
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    I think all other imports fall on A2G and A2A Mode
     
  9. roma

    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    i think you have a realistic viewpoint much as i am trying not to be negative

    i do hope that PM Modi will get into innovative styles of management when it is
    required -. one possibility would be to go into project-management mode which cuts across
    organizational boundaries -

    i.e. form a pan organization management including people from isro
    top help out on this particular project - and indeed other projects which have been
    continuously being held back from progress.
     
  10. anupamsurey

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    that would be an exaggerated thing to say, it implies that India will have indigenous (desi) weapons right from AAMs to SAMs, from ATGM to cruise missiles. though it can be achieved, but to do this the scientist have to do overtime like Modi.
     

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