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Delhi, Mumbai selected for ballistic missile defence shield

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  1. Green Hornet

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    NEW DELHI: Delhi and Mumbai, the two most vital metros of India, have been chosen for DRDO's Ballistic Missile Defence system that can be put in place at short notice.

    The detailed proposal is being prepared for final clearance from the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).

    The strategic planning has already begun to install the BMD system in the two cities and the final proposal will be put before the government after detailed analysis of the entire project, sources have told PTI.

    The sites for installing radars to track enemy missiles and storing counter-attack projectiles will be determined during the planning stage, they said, adding that these locations must have adequate stealth feature and protection against enemy sabotage.

    To ensure maximum protection against air-borne threats, DRDO will put a mix of counter-attack missiles which will be able to shoot down enemy missiles both within earth's atmosphere (endo-atmospheric) and outside it (exo-atmospheric).

    The BMD system will require minimum human intervention due to the complete automation of tracking devices and counter-measures. Human intervention will be required only to abort the mission, the sources said.

    After successful implementation in Delhi and Mumbai, the system will be used to cover other major cities in the country, they added.

    The shield, developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation, has undergone a series of successful tests. It can destroy an incoming ballistic missile with the range of up to 2,000 km.

    During the test stage, DRDO used variants of Prithvi missiles as simulated targets and successfully intercepted them in mid-air.

    All the necessary elements such as long-range radars and tracking devices, real-time datalink and mission control system required for installing the BMD missile system have been also been successfully tested by the DRDO.

    The system is all set to be upgraded to the range of 5,000 km by 2016.

    The system was first test-fired in November 2006, elevating India into the elite club of countries to have successfully developed an anti-ballistic missile system after the US, Russia and Israel.

    Delhi, Mumbai selected for ballistic missile defence shield - The Times of India
     
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    when it will be implimented
     
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    India to deploy anti-missile defense shield in Delhi, Mumbai soon

    India will soon deploy its anti- missile defense shield in the national capital and in Mumbai in the first phase, defense sources said Sunday.

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    "The shield will be able to intercept and destroy mid-air any incoming missile of the enemy countries up to a range of 2,000 km. The Indian capital and Mumbai will get the shield in the first phase as the Defense Research and Development Organistion chose the two cities as these are vulnerable to outside missile attack, " they said.

    India's Cabinet Committee on Security will soon give its final approval before the shield is deployed in the two cities, the sources said.

    The second phase will see other cities like eastern India's Kolkata and southern India's Bangaluru and Chennai get the shield, the sources added.

    India had successfully tested its anti-missile defense shield earlier and plans to increase its range up to 5,000 km by 2016. (Xinhua-ANI)


    India to deploy anti-missile defense shield in Delhi, Mumbai soon: Defence Sources - Yahoo! News India
     
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    Duplicate thread please mods close it
     
  6. RoYaN

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    Hey what about the land of Yedurappa and S.M Krishna??When do we get BMD coverage??
     
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    When he becomes P.M i sure will.
    But seriously Bangalore is a important city.
     
  9. uptotrix

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    duh we need BMD in Bangalore.
     
  10. Himanshu Pandey

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    Bombay as Financial capital and Delhi as national capital are bound to be first. Bangalore will be in 2nd stage if we have enough will and resources otherwise it will be definitely in 3rd stage... simply beyond 2020 and just because of our inability to fast track crucial works
     
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    Sources said that
    After successful implementation in Delhi and Mumbai, the system will be used to cover other major cities in the country,like Chennai, Bangalore and Calcutta...
     
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