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The Indian Army’s Western Command, spearheaded by its valiant Vajra Air Defence Warriors, recently conducted a successful live-fire exercise involving the Akash missile system. This exercise served to demonstrate and validate the system’s effectiveness against modern aerial threats.

The live firing focused on simulating real-world scenarios, specifically honing the ability to engage Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and standoff weapons with pinpoint accuracy. This exercise underscores the Indian Army’s commitment to staying ahead of the curve in air defense capabilities, as UAVs and standoff weapons have become increasingly prevalent on the modern battlefield.

The Akash missile system is a medium-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) designed and developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It plays a crucial role in safeguarding Indian airspace against aerial threats.

The successful firing of the Akash missile is a testament to the relentless training and dedication of the Vajra Air Defence Warriors. It also signifies the Indian Army’s confidence in the Akash system’s capabilities to neutralize a wide range of aerial threats.