Dec. 31, 2020

Union Cabinet has approved export of Akash Missile System and has created a Committee for faster Approval of Defence Exports.


  • Akash is a Surface to Air Missile with a range of 25 Kms. The missile was inducted in 2014 in IAF and in 2015 in Indian Army. Akash is country’s important missile with over 96 percent indigenisation.

  • After its induction in the Services, interest is shown in Akash missile by many friendly countries.

  • The Cabinet approval will facilitate Indian manufactures to participate in RFI/RFP issued by various countries.

  • So far, Indian defence exports included parts/components etc. The export of big platforms was minimal. This initiative of the Cabinet would help the country to improve its defence products and make them globally competitive.

Source : The Hindu