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  • 31 December, 2020

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Akash missile to be exported

Akash missile to be exported

  • As part of efforts to boost defence exports, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the export of the indigenously developed and manufactured Akash short-range Surface to Air Missile (SAM) system. It also approved the high-level committee formed to expedite the clearance of such exports.
  • Besides Akash, there was interest coming in for other major platforms such as the Coastal Surveillance System, radars and air platforms, the Defence For faster approval of export of such platforms, a committee comprising the Defence Minister, the External Affairs Minister and the National Security Advisor had been created.
  • The export version of Akash will be different from the system currently deployed with the Indian armed forces.
  • This decision by the Cabinet would help the country to improve its defence products and make them globally competitive

For a complete document on the Missile system of India: click here.

Source: Times of India


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