Do Pechora missile still operational in IAF inventory or replaced by any other missile??? There was a planned replacement for the Indian Air Force's to replace Pechora missiles (SAMs). Spyder missiles we brought from Israel were not originally intend to replace Pechora SAMs IAF whole SAM inventory was came to end of its life span. Both the Pechora and 9K33 Osa missiles were needed to be retired. IAF thought to upgrading the Pechoras to extend to use it for coupe of years more!!! There were reliable articles about India's SAM and Air Defence Network Capability in Bharat-Rakshak. I tried searching for them but didnt had any luck.