India has been supplying its defense needs from other big countries, will now sell its modern Akash missile to the countries of the world. The Cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the proposal to export the surface-to-air Akash missile globally. Simultaneously, the cabinet also approved the formation of a committee to increase the size and speed of defense exports.
The process of construction of other defense equipment, including the Akash missile, under the self-sufficient India mission, has been given a lot of momentum in the past. The decision to export the Akash missile is part of this link. The 96% of the development of Akash missile by DRDO according to the Ministry of Defense. Many countries have shown interest in the Akash missile in many defense exhibitions around the world.
In view of this, the Cabinet has approved the proposal for the export of the Akash missile. The Akash missile, which hit 25 km from surface to air, was inducted into the Indian Air Force in 2014. At the same time, the army also included this missile in its weapons fleet in 2015.
However, the Akash missile that India will give to other countries will be different from the version included in the Indian forces. While flagging exports, the Cabinet has also made it clear that India will give Akash missiles only to countries with which it has good or friendly relations. India's exports to the global defense market, largely dependent on imports, in terms of defense needs, are extremely modest.