PM watches missile firing on high seas
Indian Navy has now installed an anti-missile system in seven of its frontline warships to give them invincibility.india Updated: May 06, 2006 19:06 IST
Breaking from his routine, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday made a foray into the high seas with the men in battle blues to witness first hand the efforts being undertaken by the armed forces to combat the threat of missiles.
On his first-ever day at sea after taking over as Prime Minister, he witnessed a day and night war manoeuvre in the turbulent Arabian sea off the coast of Goa, including live long range surface-to-surface missile firings and their interception by anti-missile systems.
Power packed naval fast speed missile corvette fired their surface-to-surface missiles at dummy targets and Indian Navy's Israeli acquired anti-missile system Barak tracked, intercepted and neutralised them, as the Prime Minister, Naval Chief Admiral Arun Prakash and naval top brass watched from the deck of the Indian Navy's flagship carrier INS Viraat.
Indian Navy has now installed this anti-missile system in seven of its frontline warships to give them invincibility against incoming missiles.
New Delhi is currently also evaluating American and Russian land-based systems to give the country an anti-missile defence shield.