1. India may have developed its own THAAD-type missile defense system, hints PM Modi

India may have developed its own THAAD-type missile defense system, hints PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hinted that India may have successfully developed a 'THAAD-type anti-missile defense system.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: February 11, 2017 4:50 PM
Narendra Modi, Modi, India's new missile, Modi on new missile, Modi on Pakistan Narendra Modi congratulated Indian scientists for developing a missile that can destroy other missiles in air. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hinted that India may have successfully developed a ‘THAAD-type anti-missile defense system.

Speaking at an election rally at Budaun in Uttar Pradesh today, PM Modi congratulated Indian scientists for developing one of the best missile defense systems at a time when a number of countries, including Pakistan, are busy developing missiles.

PM Modi said that the new system has been successfully developed by Indian scientists and it can destroy any incoming missile at the height of 150 kilometres. “I want to congratulate Indian scientists,” he said,

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system is one of the recent addition to the US’ anti-ballistic missile arsenal. It has been designed to hit missiles as they dive towards the earth, not when they go up. THAAD can engage with incoming missiles at the maximum altitude of 93 miles above the surface of the Earth. It seems Indian scientists have also developed a similar anti-missile system.

PM Modi didn’t give much details of the new system. However, he took a dig at the opposition parties by saying that the latter would now ask for “proof” about the new system. Earlier, the opposition had asked for proof of the Surgical Strikes carried out by the Indian Army on terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on September 29.

While addressing another rally at Rudrapur, Uttarakhand, he once again talked about the missile and congratulated scientists for the achievement. Modi said, “If anybody fires a missile towards India, it could be destroyed mid-way 150 kilometres in the air. Till now, only 4 or 5 big countries achieved this feat and I want to congratulate Indian scientists for improving security of citizens.”

During the speech, PM Modi also attacked the Samjwadi Party-Congress alliance for the ongoing Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections and said that SP government has made UP unsafe for women.

In December last year, Pakistani army had claimed to have successfully test-fired an enhanced version of an indigenously-designed cruise missile that couldn’t hit targets at 700 kms with all kinds of warheads, bringing many Indian cities within its range. Called ‘Babur’ after the Mughal invader, the missile is part of Babur Weapon System version- 2 and is an enhanced version of the earlier missile, said a PTI report.

The US has announced it would deploy THAAD in South Korea to neutralise the threat from North Korea’s alleged Nuclear ambitions. However, this decision has irked China and become lead to a rupture in Sino-US relationship.

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    TRUE MAN
    Feb 11, 2017 at 10:23 am
    Nice to try to woo voters! Hope they will solve the case of indian army with some shameful problem of food crisis(tej bahadur) it is enough of these slogans! people who sacrifice their life for us are not being helped but instead some stupid politician with corrupt practices are given priorities! No religious politics! we want real development including our soldiers!
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      Ankur Goswami
      Feb 12, 2017 at 4:54 am
      Mr Modi has congratulated and not taking credit. Please read carefully. This is an epic achievement and not animal laying eggs. Please be careful of your words while comparing the achievements of the scientific community of the country.
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        Nawal kidhore
        Feb 11, 2017 at 1:10 pm
        APP has tested it's THHAD against currpt , criminals smuggllurs in Punjab if successful it will sauard law abiding persons in the country against currpt political parties.
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          Tarun
          Feb 11, 2017 at 12:49 pm
          Good to hear....Mr Modi the great leader india can ever have.
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          DILIP
          Feb 11, 2017 at 1:02 pm
          UP must elect BJP GOVT to get development.How at young age Ahilesh has got 800 crore wealth
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            Dr. M.
            Feb 11, 2017 at 4:38 pm
            Many state Ministers not even CM of Gujarat have more than this figure but in real estate such as land, buildings etc. If Modi is committed to the cause he should start from his home state and from his own party's ministers.
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              Gopal Das
              Feb 11, 2017 at 5:36 pm
              A commendable job indeed. But I ask about the progress in Modiji's flagship project 'Namami Gange' in view of impending election in UP. And what about the progress of Sino-Indian border road construction.
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                Bandra
                Feb 11, 2017 at 11:07 am
                And just another example of how Indian politicians shamelessly claim credit not for their own work but achievements which took years and hard work of others. After all politicians in India are birds of the same feather who stink together.
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                  Jo
                  Feb 11, 2017 at 11:27 am
                  May have developed..... Modi the clown.. He's not even sure about it.... He will go on as if he made it along with his other clowns........ Hot air 57"
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                    Joydeep
                    Feb 11, 2017 at 3:57 pm
                    People still living in fools paradise.... inspite of seeing all the scams around this country.. looting this country.. still flaunting their wealth jeopardising the country defences with scams.Time to introspect and understand who still has the pride to do something for this country. Go ahead Modiji! We are with you..
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                      Hindustan
                      Feb 11, 2017 at 1:40 pm
                      The defence missile system is under development for the last 10 years. This was the last test before production starts. Mr. Modi talks as if he has done it. Some day he will claim for Agni V missiles and Mangalyan also. He continues to chest beating for surgical strike. A very small deed in comparison to winning of complete East stan now Bangladesh in just 13 days.
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                        Lele
                        Feb 12, 2017 at 3:57 am
                        This thaad was not developed in two years of modi man. It was authorized during the upa regime and main funds were allocated that time.
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                          prashant
                          Feb 11, 2017 at 11:50 am
                          Is Modi telling he developed the missile? He is congratulating the scientists and talking about threat from neighbors. When every insution in this country is named after his what's wrong you jerk!
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                            manu
                            Feb 11, 2017 at 4:21 pm
                            Well done scientists and congrats to Modiji for an inspirational leadership
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                              joe
                              Feb 11, 2017 at 12:11 pm
                              That is because a guy named Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam did pioneering work and his leadership example is still followed by DRDO and ISRO. Shame on Modi, the only legacy of his rule is that he left me standing in ATM queues and he has made it easier for black money guys to now stock more money for less space.
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                                Pawan
                                Feb 11, 2017 at 1:11 pm
                                This is called individual development
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                                  pratap
                                  Feb 11, 2017 at 12:58 pm
                                  Great job by modiji and our scientists.
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                                    ravi kumar
                                    Feb 12, 2017 at 3:51 pm
                                    CONGRATULATION TO THE P.M. & SCIENTIST OF INDIA THAT U HAVE MADE INDIA SAFE FROM ATTACK FROM ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD BY HAVING "THAAD MISSLE SYSTEM AS A DETTERENT FOR DEFENCE ONLY & NOT TO ATTACK ANY COUNTRY.THIS SYSTEM SHOULD BE PUT IN PLACE IMMEDIATELY IN NOOKS & CORNER OF INDIA SO THAT OUR ADVERSERIES R FOREWARNED>ALSO ANNOUNCE TO THE WORLD THAT WE NOT "EXPORT "THAAD" TO ANY COUNTRY WHAT SO EVER........ravi
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                                      ravi kumar
                                      Feb 12, 2017 at 3:58 pm
                                      WE WILL NOT EXPORT THIS TECHNOLOGY "THIS THAAD TECHNOLOGY TO ANY 3rd.COUNTRY WHAT SO EVER>THIS SHOULD BE GOV's POLICY>EVENTUALLY UNO SHOULD HAVE "ALL THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS UNDER ITS UMBRELLA. RAVI
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                                        sunil kumar
                                        Feb 11, 2017 at 4:55 pm
                                        Why are political parties taking credit for what Indian scientists do.
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                                          Subodh khanna
                                          Feb 11, 2017 at 10:09 am
                                          and congress will say . y modi disclosed it , they just pick s
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