May 28, 2019

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test fired AKASH-MK-1S missile from ITR , Chandipur, Odhisa.


  • AKASH Mk1S is a surface to air missile which can neutralize advanced aerial targets. 

  • Akash Mk1S is an upgrade of existing AKASH missile with indigenous Seeker. The Akash weapon system has combination of both command guidance and active terminal seeker guidance. 

  • The supersonic missile has a range of around 25 km and up to the altitude of 18,000 metres. 

  • The missile uses high-energy solid propellant for the booster and ramjet-rocket propulsion for the sustainer phase. 


  • The medium range multi-target engagement capable missile was developed as part of the Integrated Guided-Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) other than Nag, Agni, Trishul, and Prithvi missiles. 

  • The missile system was formally inducted into the IAF and the Army in 2015. 

  • Several variants of the missile — Akash MK1, Akash-MK2 — with improved accuracy and higher ranges are under development by the DRDO. 

Source : The Hindu