Missile Test Notification

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  1. Rahul Singh

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    India to test missile defence shield once again in August

    Rajat Pandit, TNN, Jul 2, 2010, 03.31am IST


    NEW DELHI: It's a no-brainer that with two long, unresolved borders with nuclear-armed China and Pakistan, India needs to develop an effective missile defence shield as soon as possible. The good news is that India is planning another test of its fledgling ballistic missile defence (BMD) system next month.

    BMD systems, however, are incredibly complex. They have to detect, classify, track and then hit a fast-incoming hostile missile with interceptors or anti-missile missiles with virtual pinpoint accuracy, all within a matter of minutes. No one, after all, wants nukes to leak through the so-called shield. And if there are multiple enemy missiles, it becomes all the more formidable.

    Even the BMD systems of US, Russia and Israel are yet to be proven in actual conflict. The US, of course, has spent billions of dollars on its missile defence systems like Patriot Advanced Capability-3, Aegis BMD-3 and THAAD (terminal high-altitude area defence) system, the last of which was tested as recently as Tuesday.

    But DRDO remains upbeat about its seemingly unrealistic claim that Phase-I of its two-tier BMD system, designed to track and destroy hostile missiles both inside (endo) and outside (exo) the earth's atmosphere, will be "ready for deployment'' as early as 2012.

    Phase-I is designed to intercept enemy missiles with a 2,000-km range, while Phase-II is meant to tackle 5,000-km range missiles, as reported by TOI earlier. While Phase-I interceptors fly at 4.5 Mach high-supersonic speeds, Phase-II ones will have hypersonic speeds of 6-7 Mach.

    "The next test is going to be conducted in August during which we will try to intercept a missile at an altitude of 15-20 km,'' DRDO chief V K Saraswat told reporters here on Thursday.

    This will be the fifth test of the Phase-I BMD system. The first three tests, in November 2006, December 2007 and March 2009, when the enemy missiles were `killed' at altitudes of 48-km, 15-km and 80-km respectively, were successful. But the fourth, on March 15 this year, had flopped.

    "The anti-missile system is a two-tiered one, where you first launch the target (enemy) missile and then you launch the hit missile. Since the target was not launched as planned (on March 15), the anti-missile system did not trigger,'' explained Saraswat.

    This may well be true but DRDO has a long way to go before it can boast of successfully deploying an effective missile shield, with overlapping networks of advanced early-warning and tracking radars, fail-safe command and control posts, and robust land and sea-based interceptor missile batteries.

    DRDO is yet to test Phase-I in an integrated mode, with both the two-stage exo and single-stage endo interceptors together, to first engage outside the atmosphere and then intercept the `leakers' inside to ensure the required near 100% kill probability.

    Capable of handling multiple targets, the BMD system will have to be repeatedly tested for a variety of flight envelopes before it go in for production and subsequent deployment.
     
  2. EagleOne

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    Astra missile likely to be test fired next week

    http://kalingatimes.com/odisha_news...missile_likely_to_be_test_fired_next_week.htm

    Astra missile likely to be test fired next week

    By Sibdas Kundu


    Astra, the Beyond-Visual-Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM), is likely to flight tested from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) near here next week.

    While two days are slated July 6 and July 7, sources said most likely the flight testing of the missile would be carried on July 7 (Wednesday) and a team from production unit has reportedly reached this place.

    On the last occasion on January 11 this year two trials of the missile were conducted successfully.
    The sophisticated missile is envisaged to intercept and destroy enemy aircraft at supersonic speeds in the head-on mode at a range of 80 km and in tail-chase mode at 20 km.

    The missile is intended for the Indian Air Force’s Sukhoi Su-30MKI, Mirage 2000H, Mirage 2000, MiG-29, MiG-21 Bison and Tejas combat jets, as also the Indian Navy’s Sea Harrier jump jets.

    Astra, which uses solid propellant, can carry a conventional warhead of 15 kg.

    It is the smallest of the missiles developed by the DRDO in terms of size and weight.

    It is 3.8-metre long and has a diameter of 178 mm with an overall launch weight of 160 kg.

    The missile could be launched from different altitudes – it can cover 110 km when launched from an altitude of 15 km, 44 km when fired from an altitude of eight km and 21 km when the altitude is sea-level .

    Besides, plans were afoot to test-fire its indigenously designed and developed Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile from the ITR in the last week of this month when India eyes to develop a full fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system, and accordingly preparations for the trial were underway.
     
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    Chandipur, Orissa: Air to air missile successfully test fired @ndtv.com

    India on Tuesday successfully test-fired indigenously developed air-to-air missiles Astra from Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Orissa.

    The beyond visual range (BVR) missiles were test-fired from a ground launcher in the ITR complex.

    This is for the first time that the missile was launched after sun-set and that too in an inclement weather condition.

    The missile is 3.8 meter in length, 178 in diameter and uses solid propellant

    Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/air-to-air-missile-astra-successfully-test-fired-35977?cp
     
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    Astra test-fired for 2nd consecutive day

    Balasore (Orissa): India Wednesday test-fired 'Astra', the indigenously developed beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile at Chandipur near here, hours after carrying out the first night trial of the weapon.

    The sophisticated missile was fired from a launcher at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) complex, about 15 kms from here, at about 2.07 pm, defence sources said.

    The second consecutive trial comes after the missile was test-fired for the first time for night trial in inclement weather conditions last night. The data generated were being thoroughly examined by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) scientists, the sources said.

    The single stage, solid-fuelled 'Astra' is more advanced in its category than the contemporary BVR missiles and is capable of engaging and destroying highly manoeuvrable supersonic aerial targets, DRDO scientists said.

    The 3.8-metre-long missile, which has a diameter of 178 mm, can carry a warhead containing explosives weighing 15 kgs and can be fitted to any fighter aircraft.

    It is intended for eventual integration with the IAFs Sukhoi-30 MKI, MiG-29, Mirage-2000, Jaguar and the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft, the sources said.

    Describing 'Astra' as a futuristic missile, the scientists said the weapon could intercept targets at supersonic speed (mach 1.2 to 1.4).

    "Before being made fully operational, the complex missile system will undergo some more trials, though tests of its navigation, control, air frame, propulsion and other sub-systems have been validated," the sources said.

    Though the exact range of today's trial was not disclosed, DRDO scientists are working to ensure 'Astra' performs effectively at different altitudes - one cruising at an altitude of 15km with 90 to 110km range, another at an altitude up to 30,000 ft, having a range of 44km and the third at sea level with a range of 25km, the sources said.

    The trials of Astra, conducted on January 11 this year from the same base, were successful.

    http://www.zeenews.com/news639225.html
     
  5. EagleOne

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    Fresh trial of ballistic missile likely next week

    By Sibdas Kundu
    Balasore, July 20: Preparations have begun as India plans to conduct a fresh trial of its tactical ballistic missile to build a credible defence shield for intercepting and destroying incoming missiles, informed sources.

    The Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile test is likely to be conducted early next week, sources added.

    The trial may be conducted on July 26 or 27.

    The test involving coordinated flight of missiles hostile missile and the interceptor missile would involve both the ranges of Interim Test Range Dhamra as well as Chandipur.

    During the trial, the interceptor missile would shoot down an incoming `enemy missile' as part of its efforts to build a credible ballistic missile defence shield.

    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has built both the missiles, according to sources

    http://www.kalingatimes.com/odisha_...al_of_ballistic_missile_likely_next_week.htm#
     
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    Final round preparation for test-firing of interceptor missile

    BALASORE, ORISSA (PTI): Preparation for the test-fire of India's own interceptor missile, likely to be conducted on Monday at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off Orissa coast, reached its final stage on Sunday.

    Range co-ordination work for the proposed trial has been completed and final check-up of the sub-systems are under process, defence sources said.

    Scientists of Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) are working overtime to see that the proposed trial is successful, they said adding that in March, the tests were put-off twice due to technical problems.

    "Aimed at developing a full fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system
    , the mock exercise is to be carried out from two different launch sites of the ITR," said a defence scientist.

    The whole exercise is just like hitting a bullet with a bullet, he said. The target, a modified surface-to-surface missile would first be lifted off from a mobile launcher from the launch complex-3 of ITR at Chandipur-on-sea, 15 km from here.

    The interceptor, positioned at the Wheeler Island, about 70 km across sea from Chandipur, which gets signals from radars positioned at different points along the Orissa sea coast would track it and then intercept at a definite altitude mid-air.

    Yet to get a formal name, this indigenously developed new hypersonic interceptor missile is designed to be engaged in both endo (within 50 km of earth atmosphere) as well as exo (beyond 50 km of earth atmosphere) atmospheric condition, sources said.

    The seven-meter long interceptor is a single stage solid rocket propelled guided missile, equipped with an inertial navigation system, a hi-tech computer and an electro- mechanical activator totally under command by the data up-linked from the sophisticated ground based radars to the interceptor.

    This would be the fourth time for the DRDO to test its intercepting missile. The three previous tests were conducted on November 27, 2006, December 6, 2007 and March 6, 2009 from the Wheeler Island.

    As a safety measure, the Balasore district administration has made arrangements to temporarily shift about 400 civilian families residing within two km radius of the ITR launch pad-3 at Chandipur from where the target missile Prithvi is to be launched.

    http://www.brahmand.com/news/Final-round-preparation-for-test-firing-of-interceptor-missile/4550/1/10.html
     
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    same news from DNA:

    http://www.dnaindia.com/india/repor...ring-of-interceptor-missile-in-orissa_1414326
    Final round preparation for test-firing of interceptor missile in Orissa

     
  8. EagleOne

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    India tests ballistic missile interceptor

    India Monday tested a ballistic missile interceptor from a defence base in Orissa as part of its endeavour to create a shield against incoming enemy missiles, defence sources said.
    The interceptor missile was launched from Wheeler Island off the Orissa coast near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, about 170 km from here.

    An incoming ballistic missile was fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Balasore district, about 70 km away from Wheeler Island across the sea.
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    http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal...-ballistic-missile-interceptor_100401774.html

    India successfully test-fires interceptor missile

    Balasore (Orissa), July 26 (PTI) India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed interceptor missile, capable of destroying any in-coming hostile ballistic missile, from the Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island off Orissa coast.

    Aimed at developing a full-fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system, the trial was carried out from two launch sites of ITR off the Orissa coast, defence sources said.

    The whole exercise is to achieve the desired result with precision, said a senior defence scientist.

    The target missile, a modified surface-to-surface 'Prithvi' was first lifted off from a mobile launcher at 10:05 am from the launch complex-3 of ITR at Chandipur-on-sea, 15 km from here.

    The interceptor "AAD" missile, positioned at Wheeler Island, about 70 km across sea from Chandipur getting signals from radars tracked it a few minutes later and than intercepted at a definite altitude in the mid-air over the sea, the sources said.

    http://www.ptinews.com/news/817902_India-successfully-test-fires-interceptor-missile

    India test-fires interceptor missile
    Balasore: India on Monday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed interceptor missile, capable of destroying any in-coming hostile ballistic missile, from the Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island off Orissa coast.
    Aimed at developing a full-fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system, the trial was carried out from two launch sites of ITR off the Orissa coast, defence sources said.
    The whole exercise is to achieve the desired result with precision, said a senior defence scientist. The target missile, a modified surface-to-surface 'Prithvi' was first lifted off from a mobile launcher at 10:05 am from the launch complex-3 of ITR at Chandipur-on-sea, 15 km from here.
    The interceptor "AAD" missile, positioned at Wheeler Island, about 70 km across sea from Chandipur getting signals from radars tracked it a few minutes later and than intercepted at a definite altitude in the mid-air over the sea, the sources said.
    While the test launch of both target and hit missiles were deemed success from their respective test sites, detailed results, specifically the 'kill' effects of the interceptor will be known after all data analysis from multiple tracking sources, a defence official said soon after both the missiles roared into the overcast sky leaving behind a thin layer of smoke.

    http://ibnlive.in.com/news/india-testfires-interceptor-missile-today/127476-3.html

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    The MoD's press release after today's interceptor test is pasted below:


    DRDO SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTS FOURTH CONSECUTIVE INTERCEPTOR MISSILE TEST


    New Delhi: Shravana 04, 1932
    July 26, 2010


    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), today successfully conducted fourth consecutive Interceptor Missile test in Endo atmospheric regime at 15 Km altitude off ITR, Chandipur, Orissa. The single stage Interceptor Missile fitted with Directional Warhead and other advanced systems neutralized the target.


    The target ballistic ‘enemy’ missile was launched from Launch Complex – III, ITR Chandipur. The Interceptor Missile fitted with directional warhead was launched from Wheeler Island and destroyed the Target Missile breaking it into fragments. This was tracked by various Radars and sensors. All weapon system elements including Command and Control, Communication and Radar performed satisfactorily.


    The Interceptor Flight Test was witnessed by Dr. VK Saraswat, Secretary (Defence, R&D), Shri Avinash Chandar, Director, Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL), Hyderabad, Dr. K. Shekhar, Chief Controller, DRDO, Shri VLN Rao, Programme Director, Shri SK Ray, Director, Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad, Shri P Venugopalan, Director, Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad, Shri SP Dash, Director ITR and Users representatives’ Air Marshal PK Barbora, Vice Chief of Air Staff and Maj Gen VK Saxena, ADG, Army Air Defence, Indian Army.

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    blue incoming missile path
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    The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony spoke to DRDO Chief Dr VK Sarswat over phone and congratulated the scientists for today’s successful test.
     
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    India [ Images ] on Monday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed interceptor missile, capable of destroying any incoming hostile ballistic missile, from the Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island off the Orissa coast.
    Aimed at developing a full-fledged multi-layer ballistic missile defence system, the trial was carried out from two launch sites of the ITR off the Orissa coast, defence sources said.

    The exercise was carried out to achieve the desired result with precision, said a senior defence scientist.

    The target missile, a modified surface-to-surface Prithvi, first lifted off from a mobile launcher at 10.05 am from the launch complex-3 of ITR at Chandipur-on-Sea, 15 km from Balasore.

    The interceptor 'AAD' missile, positioned at Wheeler Island about 70 km across the sea from Chandipur, on getting signals from the radar tracked it a few minutes later and intercepted over the sea at an altitude, the sources said.

    While the test launch of both the target and hit missiles were deemed a success from their respective test sites, detailed results, specifically the 'kill' effects of the interceptor, will be known after all data analysis from multiple tracking sources is received, a defence official said soon after both the missiles roared into the overcast sky, leaving behind a thin layer of smoke.

    An 'AAD' missile was used as an interceptor at low altitude, the sources said, adding that the indigenously developed new hypersonic interceptor missile was designed to be engaged in endo- and exo- (within and beyond ) atmospheric conditions.

    The interceptor, designed for endo-atmospheric conditions (up to an altitude of 30 km) is a seven-metre-long and single stage solid rocket propelled guided missile, and is equipped with an inertial navigation system, a hi-tech computer and an electro-mechanical activator totally under command by the data uplinked from the sophisticated ground-based radars to the interceptor.

    Similarly, the interceptor designed for exo-atmospheric conditions is a two-stage missile with a maximum interception altitude of 80 km, they said.

    The interceptor missile had its own mobile launcher, secure data link for interception, independent tracking and homing capabilities and its own radars.

    This is the fourth time that the Defence Research and Development Organisation has tested its intercepting missile. The three previous tests were conducted on November 27, 2006, December 6, 2007 and March 6, 2009, from Wheeler Island.

    The fourth test, which was scheduled in mid-March, was put off twice and considered abandoned. Due to some technical snags in the sub-system of the missile, the mission was aborted prior to take off on March 14.

    The next day the target missile deviated from its pre-determined trajectory, which forced the DRDO scientists to put off the trial of the interceptor missile, the sources said.

    As a safety measure this time round, the Balasore district administration had temporarily shifted about 400 civilian families residing within a two-km radius of the ITR launch pad-3 at Chandipur from where the target missile was test fired.

    Source : Rediff.com
     
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    Agni II to be tested in September

    A “totally new missile,” called Agni II – is to be tested in September from the Wheeler Island, off the Orissa coast.

    Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Agni II – has two stages and both are powered by solid propellants. “It has several advanced technologies,” sources in the DRDO said.

    The missile, which can carry nuclear warheads, can be transported by both rail and road. Its range is between 2,750 and 3,000 km. It will thus fill the gap between Agni II, which can cover about 2,500 km, and Agni III that has a range of about 3,500 km. Agni I can hit enemy targets 700 km away. While Agni II and Agni III are two-stage missiles, Agni I is a single-stage one. All are capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

    The Agni series have proved the re-entry technology developed by the DRDO. When the missile re-enters the atmosphere from the vacuum of space, the nuclear warhead has to be protected from intense heat.

    http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NEWS/newsrf.php?newsid=13244
     
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    Supersonic cruise missile BRAHMOS test-fired at Chandipur
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    ndia today test-fired the 290-km range BrahMos cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off Orissa coast as part of trials by the defence forces to fine—tune its capability.

    “It was a user’s trial by the defence forces,” said a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) official soon after the missile blasted off from a mobile launcher at about 11.35 AM from ITR’s launch complex-3.

    BrahMos-II can potentially be used for surgical strikes, including at terror camps, without causing collateral damage.

    The missile can fly at 2.8 times the speed of sound carrying conventional warheads up to 300 kg for a range of 290 km and can effectively engage ground targets from an altitude as low as 10 metres.

    Though the missile is capable of being launched from multiple platforms, focus in on the development of its air-launched and the submarine-launched versions.

    BrahMos, developed jointly with Russia, is a supersonic cruise missile capable of being launched from submarines, ships, aircraft and land-based Mobile Autonomous Launchers (MAL).

    A regiment of the BrahMos-I variant, consisting of 67 missiles, five mobile autonomous launchers on 12x12 Tatra vehicles and two mobile command posts, among other equipment, is already operational in the Army.

    Similarly, the Navy has begun inducting the first version of BrahMos missile system in all its frontline war ships since 2005, defence sources said.

    The Army, on its part, is set to induct two more regiments of the BrahMos Block-II land-attack cruise missiles (LACM), which have been designed as ‘precision strike weapons’ capable of hitting small targets in cluttered urban environments, they said.

    The BrahMos Block-II variant has been developed to take out a specific small target, with a low radar cross-section, in a multi-target environment.

    The BrahMos missile is a two-stage vehicle that has a solid propellant booster and a liquid propellant ram-jet system.

    The first flight test of the BrahMos was conducted on June 12, 2001 at the ITR at Chandipur in Orissa coast and the last trial of the naval version of BrahMos was carried out in a vertical mode successfully on March 21, 2010 from Indian navy ship INS Ranvir off Orissa coast.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article615545.ece
     
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    BrahMos cruise missile test-fired from Orissa coast

    Balasore (Orissa), Sep 5 (PTI) India today test-fired the 290-km range BrahMos cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off Orissa coast as part of trials by the defence forces to fine-tune its capability.

    "It was a user's trial by the defence forces," said a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) official soon after the missile blasted off from a mobile launcher at about 11.35 AM from ITR's launch complex-3.

    BrahMos-II can potentially be used for surgical strikes, including at terror camps, without causing collateral damage.

    The missile can fly at 2.8 times the speed of sound carrying conventional warheads up to 300 kg for a range of 290 km and can effectively engage ground targets from an altitude as low as 10 metres.

    Though the missile is capable of being launched from multiple platforms, focus in on the development of its air-launched and the submarine-launched versions.

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    Central Chronicle - Madhya Pradesh's News Portal

    Hectic preparation is underway for conduct of user trial of surface to surface Prithvi II missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea on September 24 next.
    The nine-mt-long and one mt in width missile could carry conventional as well as nuclear warheads and has a range of 350 kms. It was one of five missiles being developed under Integrated Missile Development Programme. ITR sources said the missile would be tested for 320 km range. Earlier on June 18 last, the missile was conducted for a range of 273 km.
    According to Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) sources, the tests would be part of the user trial, which was conducted by a special contingent raised by the Army from LC -III.
    Prithvi-II is capable of carrying a payload of between 500 kg and one ton, including nuclear weapons. The nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile has already been inducted in the armed forces and is handled by the Army units attached to the strategic force command's special group.
     
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    Prithvi-II to be test-fired today


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    A user trial of the nuclear-weapons capable, surface-to-surface Prithvi-II ballistic missile is scheduled to be conducted by the Strategic Forces Command at Chandipur, Orissa, on Friday.The nine metre-tall, single stage liquid propelled missile has a maximum range of 350 km. It is capable of carrying warheads weighing 500-1,000 kg. It has already been inducted into the Air Force. It is equipped with an advanced inertial navigation system and has features to deceive anti-ballistic missiles.Personnel of the Strategic Forces Command had successfully carried out a similar trial of Prtihvi-II on June 18. It was tested for a slightly lesser distance than its full range.


    The Hindu : Sci-Tech / Science : Prithvi-II to be test-fired today
     
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    I wonder is Our media paid by our Gov or Enemy`s Gov?
    Its a common sense that Rockets specially newer experimental models do fail, The gud part is no one is HURT!
     
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    Sirji ... though India is brave enough to accepts its failures and then rectify it, but still we do have a good failure rate when it comes to first trials.
     
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    Yes, and that what makes INDIANS and our knowledge more formidable..

    We Learn By Our mistakes like anyone, Which is very difficult thing to understand for Stupid Media people ( Their are exceptions ) who don't know what is the difference between a rocket engine and a firecracker..

    More Importantly their are few Countries who are actually making IRBM of their own deign, We INDIANS are one of those few..
    These People must understand the value of being an INDIAN and stop Insulting their own INTELLECTS like fools..

    Jai Hind..
     

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