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India rules out Israeli Greenpine radar for its Prithvi missile
Indian Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday ruled out any move to convert the short range surface-to-surface Prithvi missile into an anti-missile or a nuclear shield.

There are no plans to integrate Prithvi missile with Israeli Greenpine radar as a defense cover in respect of nuclear threat, Mukherjee said at the Indian Parliament Wednesday.

The Minister's statement assumes significance amidst reports that India's Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO)has been working on a project to develop an anti-missile shield.

However, experts feel that Prithvi with its liquid base propellant does not fill the bill.

While working on development of an indigenous system, India is also looking to acquire such a system from abroad with the US administration now offering it advanced Patriot PAC-3 anti-missile system.

Indicating this, the Minister said during recent bilateral discussions, Washington had conveyed its readiness to enter into defense supply, co-production and research and development relationship in areas of advanced defense technologies with India.

On whether the country has proposed to increase the range of Prithvi missiles from 150 kms to 350 kms, Mukherjee said the missile already had a range exceeding 150 kms.


Posted by Jehangir Unwalla @ 7:49 AM


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