Agni 4 missiles: Agni 4, a nuclear-capable medium-range ballistic missile, was trained on Monday from APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha. The Defense Ministry said in a brief statement that the test was conducted at 7.30 pm. The successful experience of Agni 4 confirms India’s credible minimum deterrence policy.
The Ministry of Defense said
The successful training launch of the Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile Agni IV took place on June 6 at around 19.30 hrs from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. The successful experiment was part of a routine user training launch under the Strategic Forces Command. MoD said the successful experiment confirms India’s policy of having a reliable minimum deterrence capability.
Approval of local defense procurement proposals
On Monday, the Defense Procurement Council, affiliated to the Ministry of Defense, approved defense procurement proposals worth Rs 76,390 crore. The DAC meeting, chaired by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, approved the funding proposals for the three services. This important decision to encourage local defense procurement and manufacturing will significantly boost the Indian defense industry and significantly reduce the cost of purchasing from abroad.
Approval of these proposals for the Army
Emphasizing local design and development for the military, the proposal to purchase armored vehicles with rough terrain forklift trucks, bridge-laying tanks, anti-tank guided missiles and weapons detection radar was approved.
Using the latest technology
The Navy has approved a proposal to purchase Next Generation Corvette (NGC) at an estimated cost of about Rs 36,000 crore. These NGCs will be a multifaceted platform for different roles such as surveillance missions, maintenance work, balance of power, superficial action group operations, search and strike and coastal defense. NGC will be based on the new interior design of the Indian Navy using state-of-the-art shipbuilding technology.