Bhubaneshwar: ‘Rudram’ the ‘Anti-Radiation’ missile, capable of killing the enemy radar systems, was successfully test-launched from the Sukhoi-30 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force. It is claimed that with this ultramodern missile, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the Airforce will have the capability to penetrate the enemy air defence systems and destroy it. ‘Rudram’ is the first indigenously developed Anti-Radiation missile. Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh congratulated the DRDO on the achievement.
In the last few days, India has demonstrated its military might by testing six different missiles. The Rudram-1 was tested at the Wheeler Island in Odisha. The missile was launched from a Sukhoi-30 fighter jet. As per received information, Rudram will be test-fired, even from the Mirage and Jaguar fighter jets.
DRDO is developing ultramodern weapon systems for the Indian defence forces. Rudram is one of the new generation weapons developed by the DRDO. Rudram travels at twice the speed of light. Rudram will make it possible to hit a distant target with precision. This is one of the most effective weapons developed for the Airforce and Rudram can disable the enemy radar systems and communication locations.
This missile has a range of 250 kilometres. This equips the Indian Air Force with the capability to disable air defence systems, of the enemy. A senior official said that now it will be possible to penetrate deep into enemy territory, to destroy the air defence systems.
Meanwhile, India is testing various missiles since the tension increased with China at Ladakh. India has deployed Nirbhay missiles on the Line of Actual Control. Whereas, deployment of Shaurya missiles, on the China border, has been sanctioned. As per analysts, these Indian moves are sending chills down the enemy spines.