G Satheesh Reddy, Chief of DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) on Wednesday expressed his hope that within the next 4-5 years, DRDO can help Indian Armed Forces by developing compete missile system. In the last two months, DRDO has indigenously developed flight tested 10 missiles, Rudram-1 being the latest.
DRDO tested 10 missiles in two months
Rudram-1 is an anti-radiation missile which can detect radars as produced by enemy and specifically target them which in turn helps in breaking down the first wave of resistance and creating more space for damage. Apart from Rudram, DRDO also tested Brahmos which is extended range missile, hypersonic nuclear-capable Shaurya, Supersonic missile-assisted release of Torpedo anti-submarine warfare and hypersonic technology demonstrator vehicle (HSTDV).
Current standoff with China at LAC in Ladakh is the reason for extensive development of military weapons
The extensive development in missiles and other hypersonic technology come at time when Indian troops are engaged with Chinese troops at LAC in eastern Ladakh. The DRDO Chief said that the agency need to accommodate the needs of Indian Armed Forces now. He added that DRDO is now capable to build any missile system as needed by the Indian Armed Forces.
DRDO Chief G Satheesh Reddy also emphasized that the missiles as developed by the agency in this time period is their effort to develop modern weapons for the Indian Armed Forces that are engaged in the critical situation at LAC (Line of Actual Control) in Eastern Ladakh. The assurance provided by the DRDO Chief reflects he agency’s motive to imply with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative of Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self-reliant India) by focussing on developing indigenous weapons for the defence sector.
The situation on LAC in Ladakh is very critical with troop of both the countries standing face to face and are equipped to be ready for any war like situation.