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    India set to test missile shield next week

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    NEW DELHI : India is all set to test its anti-ballistic missile defence system for long range for the first time next week. This will be followed by trial of cruise missile Nirbhay (whose maiden test had failed last year) and air-to-air missile Astra next month, Avinash Chander, scientific adviser to Indian defence minister, said. Talking to reporters, Chander, who is also Defence Research and Development Organisation DG, said the unnamed missile interceptor will be tested from Wheeler Island.
     
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    Last year's nirbhay missile test . .

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    Deviated from the path after 20 minutes of flight. so it was aborted.
     
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    Country will test missile shield next week: DRDO - The Times of India



    BHUBANESWAR: In a boost to the defence sector, the country is all set to test its anti-ballistic missile defence system for long range (beyond 100 km) off Odisha coast for the first time next week. This will be followed by trial of cruise missile Nirbhay (whose maiden test had failed last year) and air-to-air missile Astra next month, Avinash Chander, scientific adviser to defence minister, said here on Saturday.

    During an informal chat with mediapersons, Chander, who is also director general (DG), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), said the indigenously-built unnamed missile interceptor will be tested from Wheeler Island. DRDO successfully tested interceptors at least six times earlier, but the range was between 20 and 30 km.

    "It is a system to intercept enemy missiles with a range of 2,000 km. The missiles will get intercepted at range of more than 100 km away so that damage to our cities can be prevented," the DG said. Chander was here to address convocation of Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University.

    Official sources said the DRDO will fire a missile, mimicking an enemy weapon, from a naval warship, while the interceptor missile will be launched from launching complex-IV. The interceptor will destroy the warhead of the 'enemy' missile midair. The entire process will be fully automated.

    Chander said DRDO is also preparing to test Nirbhay, a sub-sonic cruise missile which flunked maiden test in March last year, early next month off Odisa coast. Nirbhay (which means fearless) is India's equivalent to America's Tomahawk and Pakistan's Babur. DRDO will also test-fire Astra, the beyond visual range air-to-air single stage and solid-fuelled missile, from an aircraft. The 3.8-metre Astra is the smallest DRDO-developed missile.

    "Both are having unique capabilities. Astra will be tested for the first time from an Su-30 aircraft. These two tests will be carried out between Chandipur and Wheeler Island in next 15 to 20 days", Chander said. Sources said if Astra is successfully fired, India will break into elite group of nations, including the US, France, Russia and Israel, possessing such missiles. The missiles are capable of engaging ultra-modern supersonic fighter jets. Astra can carry a 15-kg high-explosive warhead.
     
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    that means above the tested exo atmospheric 80 km altitude...
     
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    Indians are damn serious in establishing an anti ballistic shield and even if this shield is not 100% accurate it still posses a serious challenge to our nuclear deterrence.
     
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    What is the problem m8? You also make a Missile Shield ...simple.
     
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    we dont wanna, whuts the point of nuclear assets, if u cant use them?
     
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    Welcome paji ukhad do ek aur hand pump idhar:fans:
     
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    Are you nuts? I was replying to @IceCold about the Shield for Pakistan..not India.

    OYEEEEEEEEEEE..................@Sam Manekshaw Agar maine Pump Ukhaad diya aur Ghuma bhi diya to there is no requirement of any Missile Shield...:pissed:
     
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    Ballistic missile defence technology is not east to master and on top of that it is not 100%reliable.They cannot afford it also.I think they will spend there money in devloping countermeasures for our shield instead of devloping there own.
     
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    Deterrence :dirol:

    Long live sunny paji:fans:
     
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    @jarves They can always negotiate with their "All Weather Friend"...After all, why they are Friend's for...:yahoo:
     
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    me too