India Closes Missile Development Programme

9 January 2008 (Last Updated January 9th, 2008 06:47)

India has announced plans to ditch its Development of Guided Integrated Missile Programme in favour of foreign collaboration. Defence Research and Development Organisation chief controller S Prahalda says most of the missiles developed under the programme are almost complete and many ar

India has announced plans to ditch its Development of Guided Integrated Missile Programme in favour of foreign collaboration.

Defence Research and Development Organisation chief controller S Prahalda says most of the missiles developed under the programme are almost complete and many are already in use in the armed forces.

Prahlada says long-range missiles, under-sea launched missiles and futuristic weapons systems such as electronic counter-warfare measures will be "undertaken in-house".

"New missile and weapons systems will be developed within a five-year time frame at low costs, with foreign partners and private industries," he says.

By staff writer