INDIA'S MISSILE DEVELOPMENT
India's first indeginiously built missile, Prithvi, is a tactical surface -to-surface missile(TSSM)Prithvi was inducted in the Indian army on May 21 1993
- Trishul :
Trishul is a short-range low level quick reaction surface-to-air missile(SAM). It has a range of 5 meters to 9 Km. It was successfully test launched in 1988.
Agni is an intermediate range ballistic surface-to-surface missile with range capability up to 2500 km. India became the 5th country in the world to have acquired this type of missile after USA, Russia, France and China.
Akash is the most modern multi target surface-to-air missile designed to defend large installations like oil fields against enemy attacks.
- Nag :
Nag is an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM)of the fire and forget type having a range and capabilityof 4 km.
MILESTONES IN NUCLEAR RESEARCH
- Dec 19 1945 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research , Mumbai is inaugurated
- Aug 10 1948, The Atomic Energy Commission is constituted.
- Aug 4 1956; APSARA- The first research reactor in Asia attains criticallity at Trombay, Trombay
- Jan 30 1959 : Uranium Metal Plant at Trombay produce Uranium.
- Jan 22 1965 ;Plutonium Plant inaugurated
- Apr. 11 1967; Electronics Corporation of India limited is setup at Hyderabad for producing electronic systems, instruments and components
- May 18 1974 Peaceful underground Nuclear Experiment is conducted at Pokhran, Rajasthan
- Nov 15 1983 Atomic Energy regulatory board is constituted
- Aug 1985 Fifth Research Reactor DHRUVA (100MVt) attains criticallity
- June 10 1996 India Ranks 11th among nuclear power station operating countries worl wide
- March 28 1998 India develops a new version of Super Computer Param 1000, Asia's largest super computer capable of performing 1000 billion calculations per second.
- May 11 1998 India goes nuclear and lays claim to join P-5 group as Nuclear Power
MILESTONES IN SPACE PROGRAMME
- INSAT 2 C the heaviest and the first exclusive third indeginious satelite was launched by the Ariane rocket from Kouru island in France.
- 1997 INSAT 2-D was launched
- 1998 ISRO sucessfully launched carrying a set of instruments from Germany to study the upper atmosphere
- Triple Satelite launch takes India Forward May 1999
- ISRO plans to launch Insat 3B in second quarter of 1999 from Airline Space Station