January 17, 2008
SHIELDING OUR EASTERNMOST STATE:
India eyes missile defence system from US firm (PTI, January 17, 2008)
Barely a month after carrying out successful tests of Interceptor missiles, India is in talks with a leading American aerospace firm to apparently seek collaboration to develop a robust ballistic missile defence (BMD) system.
"We are still in touch with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) officials," Dennis D Cavin, vice-president, International Air and Missile Defence Strategic Initiatives (IAMDSI) of Lockheed Martin said.
The IAMDSI is developing the PAC-III anti-missile system for the US.
US experts said New Delhi could be looking for Washington's help and that of other nations in developing crucial sub-systems for the BMD.
When the shooting starts in Pakistan we need to know they're covered. Posted by Orrin Judd at January 17, 2008 8:03 AM