India successfully test fired its indigenous built Akash Missile on Tuesday (5-12-2017). This is for the first time that a home-made radio frequency seeker missile has been test fired by India. It will be inducted into Indian Army in the category of Short Range Surface to Air Missile (SRSAM).
Talking about features of Akash Missile, The Missile can target aircrafts flying at 18 km altitude. It comes with a range of 30 Kilometers. It was lauched around 1:40 PM from the Launch Complex-III at Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha. With this India has now capabilities to make any kind of surface-to-air missile.
The Akash Missile was launched in the presence of Director General (Missiles) in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister, G. Satheesh Reddy; Director of Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), M.S.R. Prasad; Programme Director G. Chandra Mouli; Director Integrated Test Range (ITR) B.K. Das and other top DRDO scientists.