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India to develop indigenous long range, surface-to-air defence system

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The Indian Air Force (IAF), which is passionate about encouraging domestic production of defence gear, will serve as the project lead for the LRSAM project

India is building a three-layered long-range surface-to-air missile (LRSAM) defence system on its own, which may provide the country’s defence industry a significant boost and be able to shoot down enemy planes and missiles at distances of up to 400 km.

The Defence Ministry is at an advanced stage with the idea to create a three-layered long-range surface-to-air missile system.

Defence ministry officials told the media that the over $2.5 billion initiative will enable India to join a select group of nations that have the ability to shoot down enemy aircraft from such ranges.

Three layers of surface-to-air missiles will be included in the missile system, enabling it to hit targets.

The medium-range surface-to-air missile system (MRSAM), which can hit aerial targets at ranges of more than 70 kilometres, was developed by India and Israel while work on the surface-to-air missile system was ongoing.

According to reports, the Indian system would be quite capable and would unquestionably be in the same league as the S-400 air defence system that China and Pakistan have previously purchased from Russia and placed along their border.

When it comes to creating air defence weaponry for both ground-based and warship-based systems, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has had great success.

The Indian Navy renamed its in-house LRSAM system to MRSAM once the DRDO took on the LRSAM project.

Similar indigenous technology known as MRSAM has already been developed by the Indian Army and the IAF.

The S-400 air defence systems, which have a maximum range of 400 km and can also destroy targets at closer ranges, are already in the arsenal of the Indian armed forces.

The Chinese military also employs the system, and they have placed it along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India. Although the Chinese have domestic air defence systems as well, they are less effective than the S-400.

Although the S-400 has already arrived in India and been operationalized in three squadrons, it is unknown when the other two units would be delivered.

The Indian Air Force (IAF), which is passionate about encouraging domestic production of defence gear, will serve as the project lead for the LRSAM project.