Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has started the fabrication of India’s first Defence satellite launch vehicle Veda aka Vehicle for Defence Application. Veda will be used to put defense satellites into a lower orbit. VEDA uses K-4 SLBM first and second stages which are already in production so it should be ready in the next few months.

Project Veda headed by DR.N Kishore Nath is India’s attempt to separate civilian agencies like ISRO from Indian defense programs and also can launch defense satellites on short notice.

It is not still clear if Project Veda will be using the ISRO launch facility to put satellites into orbit or if it plans to use Integrated Test Range (ITR) located in Balasore, Odisha where DRDO frequently tests its various missiles under development.

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