India to 'stabilise' present missile programme: Antony

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  1. Singh

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    Defence Minister A K Antony today indicated that India will first "stabilise" its present missile programmes before thinking of starting any project for having capabilities to strike targets at longer distances than the 5,500 km-range Agni-V.

    "Don't be impatient. Let the present Agni series stabilise," he said when asked if India was working on any programme such as Agni-6 after the success of 5,500 km-plus range Agni-5 earlier this year.

    The Defence Minister was talking to reporters after delivering DRDO excellence awards here.


    So far, the DRDO has conducted only one test of the Agni-V and is planning to carry out more such test-firings in the future for its induction in operational service.

    The Minister advised stakeholders to adopt a consortium approach involving academic institutions and industries to act as a cohesive team to explore all aspects of nanotechnology for development of missiles, aeronautics, armaments and combat vehicles.

    Praising the research agency, Antony said production of DRDO-developed systems already inducted in the armed forces is worth Rs 42,000 crore but cautioned it against complacency.

    "If DRDO lags behind, technology being developed by it will become obsolete and it will not be able to provide state-of-the-art equipment to our forces. It must be the endeavour of all scientists to be innovative and creative in thought and action," he added.

    The awardees at today's function included 'missile-woman of India' Tessy Thomas for her contributions to the Agni-4 programme.

    India to 'stabilise' present missile programme: Antony | Business Standard
     
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    Yup. We will know when we are told, not before.
     
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    love it, like we all loved, peaceful nuke test, Agni as tech demo, agni 5 with only 5500 km range. Now this new lolipop for all.
     
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    Is he hinting at a new class of missiles possibly being developed or longer
    range versions of AGNI? This seems to indicate the technology is developed
    but now the timing has to be right more of a political decision?
     
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    what he is saying is that let us finished, K4, A5 with cold launch with MIRV, A4 and HSTDV. A3 is already under production, so only these known missile are left for stabilization. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    :gossip: new kids on block would come soon :tape:
     
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    Are we really lagging behind pakistan and China in missile technology? If so, why, I request the experts to bring in some light over this debate or question of technologically advanced missiles of China and pakistan and why are they saying so.........
     
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    No new kids will come into the block as the salaries are less and there is no proper recognition for the person who is really behind the invention. This INDIA BOSS, EVERYTHING GOES ON FINE ONLY WITH RECOMMENDATIONS AND MP'GIRI, i mean power of POLITICIANS and not to forget bribery..........
     
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    We need to operationalize as many missiles as possible.
    Having the technology is one thing and producing the hardware to feed the security needs is a different ball game. Current situation is a bit like having a right written in the Constitution and not enforcing it on ground.
    A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.
    There is funds stimulus required from Govt.
    There is administrative stimulus required from bureaucracy.
    There is closer co-ordination and understanding required between producers (like DRDO) and the Armed forces.

    Regards,
    Virendra
     
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    DRDO's chief financial power are some what curtailed, this is not good.
     
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    DRDO is completely managed secretly.........
     

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