外文标题：With eye on China, India deploys Akash missiles in northeast
NEW DELHI: After basing its most potent Sukhoi-30MKI fighters at Tezpur and Chabua, India has now begun deploying six Akash surface-to-air missile (SAM) squadrons in the northeast to deter Chinese jets, helicopters and drones against any misadventure in the region.
Defence ministry sources on Thursday said IAF has started getting deliveries of the six Akash missile squadrons, which can “neutralize” multiple targets at 25-km interception range in all-weather conditions, earmarked for the eastern theatre.
“IAF has deployed the first two Akash squadrons at the Mirage-2000 base in Gwalior and Sukhoi base in Pune. The next six squadrons, as approved by the Cabinet Committee on Security, are to guard against any threat from the northern borders,” said a source.
This long-delayed but finally successful induction of the Akash systems, developed by DRDO and manufactured by defence PSU Bharat Dynamics, has also led to scrapping of the protracted discussions to develop the ‘Maitri’ short-range SAMs with France at a cost of around Rs 30,000 crore.
Mahesh v (Unknown)
uff…finally action is taken …good decision
Preparedness of defence is best defence. But unfortunately we go in slumber after some action. It is dangerous. India should be always battle ready seeing is boarder disputes. But we are a nation who purchases weapons and even coffins at the time of war.
shailendra Kaushik (Delhi)
We are proud of our PM Modi…definitely now our country is in very strong and safe hands…..Modi zindabad…
Subrata Pramanick (Unknown)
Happy to see that the NDA Government is taking proactive steps which none of their predecessors have dared.
The measures were long overdue….with China making hostile rumblings , it would be foolish to look away .The best way to avert a war , is to be fully prepared for it.Good , the Modi Govt is not taking our security lightly.
chandermata (West Auckland)
At last India is learning and she means buisness, do not mess with them
In my view these details are NOT KEPT SECRET because it is necessary to put into ears of enemy to think 10 times before it can attack us. Though the enemy may may be powerful, but will also consider the aftermath of destruction caused by such artillery.
First compare road conditions on both sides of border, we are nowhere comparable to China.
maoyue zhang ()
I am a chinese?our government told us it were indian who taken our land??zangnan? belongs to tib%t?and so it’s belongs to china?we dont know much about the ture history?but my classmates all believe that place is our land?I went to india a month ago?people are friendly?in my school there are many indian students study here?I am interest with india culture?very different from china?
Pramod MB (Bangalore)
stupid journalist.. all these details are to be more secretive. I think this guy has nothing else of much importance to write about.
Good to know this, but why is it in news ? Why govt. does not know how to kept things as top secret.
harisingh (delhi) replies to Abhishek
it is for the public information and stating that india is not sleeping on china border, because there were the mediaa report of china invasions frequently on our bordder in ladhak and nefa area.
why such provocative articles? I dont see china displaying their critical military installations. stupid t0i.
Rebel (New Delhi)
but they are running inside, beating villagers and stealing animals what will this missile do?
It is surprising to note that india has still not deployed the misile along LAC till date . India learnt nothng from the 1962 mistake , where indian soilders died and at the verge being extinct. Ye Congis desh ko kish disha me le ja rahe the ?. Horrible to know all these development. I think Congis were waiting for another chinese aggresion. Good my dear Modiji……………….
Sunil Agrawal (Unknown)
This is good!! Shows the Modi governments resolve to defend India’s territory. However, what do we do about the regular incursions that Chinese Army is carrying out in Indian territory? Should we not put an end to this?
Akash SAMs are good but India should also deploy BrahMos, Prithvi and Agni Missiles of longest range to deter Chinese PLA to attack at any cost. BrahMos has Mach 102 speed and its very difficult to intercept it due to ramjet, the sheer kinetic force of that missile will destroy a target. BrahMos needs to be deployed there in large numbers to make hakka noodles out of PLA army. Respected defence minister and Army Chiefs, are you listening?
Alfa Dog (SKYFALL)
Aakash is not strategic missile its an interceptor missile and interceptors are deployed only upon wars or close to war , is modi planning WAR with China ??? or just wooing India as Chinese came deep in India more then 50 KM ….Hope his moron BJP don’t get taste of own medicine as Chinese may retaliate by deploying NUKES very close to our border ….PEACE ………
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Patriotic (Location) replies to Alfa Dog
What is your point ?India should deploy Akash missiles only when China fire hundreds of missiles on India ?
Morgan (Australia) replies to Alfa Dog
I’m fairly certain that having SAM assets located close to, but still within your borders is not against any international law. Just don’t do anything stupid like shooting down an Air Malaysia plane.
Alfa Dog replies to Morgan
Aakash can intercept in range of 25km only which makes no sense to deploy them on our borders as of now coz we not at war ! just fooling innocent Indians as Chinese came inn by 50 km deep inside us…