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Akash NG surface-to-air missile scores in maiden Republic Day eve test

The new generation surface-to-air missile, engineered to shoot down high-performing fighter aircraft, was test launched at Balasore

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Republic Day | DRDO | Missile deal

Ajai Shukla  |  New Delhi 



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The Indian Air Force (IAF) and the army already operate nine batteries of the venerable, but reliable, Akash missile

Prominent at the parade on Tuesday was a tableaux depicting the missile programme of the Defence R&D Organisation (DRDO). But one of the missiles featured — the Akash New Generation (Akash NG) surface-to-air missile (SAM) — had already made a splash a day earlier, with its successful maiden test launch at Balasore, off the coast of Odisha.

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First Published: Tue, January 26 2021. 23:09 IST

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