外文标题：Six new Akash squadrons to give IAF missile muscle
BENGALURU: Having seen it's utility first hand, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is all geared up to raise six new squadrons of the Akash Air Defence System which is indigenously developed by the DRDO, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and private firms long before the nation launched on the Make-In-India campaign.
Confirming this, top IAF officials said IAF already has two operational squadrons of the all-weather, point/area missile system. "It protects vulnerable points and vulnerable areas with a slant range of 25-30km at altitudes up to 20km. It can destroy high-speed targets like fighter aircraft and UAVs," an official said.
Concerned Citizen (Earth)
Put as many as requested by the Air Force and Army. Being indigenous should've brought the cost down a fair bit.
Akash is a prooven SAM and it's always very useful against nonsense neighbor
rajat lahiry (Navi Mumbai)
At least now we have something which is Indian. Congratulations.
Deepak Hegde (Shanghai)
These missiles require the ground radar to light up the target before they can hit it. In reality they are not as effective as made up to be. God knows how many missiles would be required for an effective kill.
Ysr Shk (Unknown)
Good Efforts..!!! Keep going on...!!!
Rajeev Ranjan (n)
This is long awaited move, would go a long way to boost our indigenous defense infrastructure and operational readiness of IAF..its high time IAF and IA stop behaving like spoiled kids and learn something from the sincere IN..Indian Navy comes First when we talk about Indigenisation and makes optimum usage of its rather small funding!l
Vishwaroop Goswami (India)
wow that really a good news for Indians, If this government remain power fir next 20 yrs we may be India would be in a situation to export ammunition and weponaries
Virendra Pratap Singh (Republic of India)
I hope this is for real - not just propaganda news to keep Indian elated. I wish most of our weapons are local product but not at cost of quality.
SCL P (USA)
Side by side, efforts should be made to develop more advanced version of Akash with better lethality and range.
Rajinder Verma ()
The Akash Missile System looks rather bulky, but chalega being fully Indian!!
rajan loknathan (Trivandrum)
have many more of them and deploy them along the Pakistani and Chinese borders.