India ready to export missiles to shortlisted countries

India is ready to export missiles to countries whose names are cleared by the government, top DRDO scientist S. Prahlada said.

India ready to export missiles to shortlisted countries
India is ready to export missiles to countries whose names are cleared by the government, top DRDO scientist S. Prahlada said disclosing that trade inquiries had been received from at least five nations.

"Government, in principle, is in favour of exports of missiles," he said, adding Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is in a position to meet such sale orders.

Though Prahlada did not name the missiles which could be offered in world market but sources said that India could place Indo-Russian supersonic cruise missile Brahmos and recently tested surface-to-air Akash for sale.

"Countries are looking at Indian products like missile systems and at a recent export exhibition several nations had come and discussed prospects," Prahlada, the Chief Controller (Hqrs) at DRDO told PTI.

Referring to the air-to-air beyond visual range Astra missile, he said the missile would undergo ground testing later this year and would subsequently be integrated with the Sukhoi multi-role fighter by 2009-10.

He also said more tests would be undertaken of India's longest range surface-to-surface nuclear capable 3,500 km range Agni III missile.
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