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Monday, August 21, 2006

Indian Armed Forces Missile Programme Update

India Press Information Bureau
Mon, 21 Aug 2006, 00:08

The integrated Guided Missile Development Programme was sanctioned to develop Prithvi, Agni (technology demonstrator), Trishul, Akash and Nag Missiles. All the missiles have been developed.

- Prithvi-I for Army, and its variants P-II for Air Force and Dhanush for Indian Navy have since been productionized.

1. Agni, Technology Demonstrator project, has been successfully completed and A1 & A2, medium and intermediate range missiles derived from AGNI technologies are already under production.

2. Akash medium range surface-to-air missile and Nag, Third Generation Anti-Tank Missile, are entering user trials phase and are expected to be inducted after that.

3. Trishul, a short range surface-to-air missile has also been developed as a technology demonstrator.

This information was given by the Defence Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee in a written reply to Shri Asaduddin Owaisi in Lok Sabha today.
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