” 3 Total failures in 4 years and poor turn around developmental trials frequency now demands India ask friendly Defence partners to have a look at Jinxed Nirbhay Cruise missile Program, ” said Defence Analyst Ranesh Rajan to on his recent analysis after Nirbhay cruise missile failed miserably in its latest trials.

India which has recently joined the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) regime can officially seek help or consultation from Russia or United states to carry out a friendly review of the project which can be asked by Government of India said, Rajan.

An indigenous Sub-sonic cruise missile is of prime importance to India’s offensive capabilities and our Armed forces cannot afford to be denied a missile system which our arch rivals like China and Pakistan have already mastered and inducted into their Armed forces, laminated Rajan.

Rajan also pointed out that BrahMos Supersonic cruise missile which after India’ MTCR entry will now the capacity to target beyond 600 km is an expensive system, which makes sense only to be used to take down high-value targets and initial plan was to use cheaper Sub-sonic Nirbhay for low-value targets and DRDO will have to get its act together since DRDO has promised Government that by 2022, India will be missile import free and will have indigenous missile systems in place.

Questions were also first raised by countries prominent scientist when Bangalore-based Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) which primarily focuses its research and development in the field of military aviation, was made to take charge of Nirbhay Cruise missile development program, which was the first instance of the Defence lab been tasked to develop a Missile system.

Repeated Component and Hardware failures suggest poor quality checks or not so reliably engineered hardware for which Internal and external scrutiny is required to bring back program back on tracks said, Rajan.

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