REVEALED: How an Indian missile lay unguarded at South Korean port

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  1. cobra commando

    cobra commando Tharki regiment Veteran Member Senior Member

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    Pragati missile


    Around 10 months ago, India had showcased its newly developed Pragati tactical surface-to- surface missile at the International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition ADEX-2013 in South Korea. But in a major security lapse, the missile didn't make its journey back home and lay unguarded, vulnerable and dangerously exposed for an entire month at a South Korean port. The missile, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has a range of 60-170 km. India Today has learnt that the Modi government has sounded the code red and decided to investigate the entire matter. The government wants to revisit a never before security scare for India's missile programme. Pragati is a highly potent and accurate short-range, battlefield tactical missile system capable of neutralising identified ground targets and providing an effective counter-force weapon system. It has all weather day and night operational launch capability. It is a counter to Pakistan's NASR tactical nuclear missile and crucial in maintaining India's strategic edge over an unpredictable neighbour. There is a series of violations in the journey of Pragati missile to South Korea. The first violation is that the Pragati missile sent to South Korea for the exhibition wasn't a dummy missile but an actual prototype that was to be used for a live firing. Second, the logistical handling of the missile in South Korea was outsourced to a local agent of Chinese-origin. Third, the prototype missile missed its ship back to India, stranding it unguarded and vulnerable at the Incheon port for an entire month.


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    REVEALED: How an Indian missile lay unguarded at South Korean port : India, News - India Today
     
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  3. ladder

    ladder Senior Member Senior Member

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    Good, negligence has no limits in India.

    Higher management might have taken a last minute decision to send it to SK, but wary of senior officer's wrath none of his junior could have conveyed to him the dummy isn't ready and thus sent a prototype.
    The next two lapses were also serious in nature.

    But, Akash missile too was showcased, was it also prototype rather than dummy?


    Now, if DRDO had sent the prototype, they should have fired it into NK to demonstrate it's capabilities. :rofl:
     
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    Looks like the American intelligence agency had a jolly good time examining India's new SAM...
     
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    It's a ballistic missile.
     
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    asianobserve Elite Member Elite Member

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    I cannot edit, it should have been SSM.
     
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    at least there will be less chance of such a behavior happening in future (i am not looking at the fact that if it did and did not actually happen).
     

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