Export of Akash Missile Systems approved by the Union Cabinet – New Delhi Times

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On December 30, the Union Cabinet approved the export of the Akash Missile system. The export version of Akash will be different from System currently deployed with Indian Armed Forces. 

Akash is a Surface to Air Missile with a range of 25 Kms. The missile was inducted in 2014 in IAF and in 2015 in Indian Army. 

After its induction in the Services, interest is shown in Akash missile by many friendly countries during International Exhibitions/Def Expo/Aero India. The Cabinet approval will facilitate Indian manufactures to participate in RFI/RFP issued by various countries. 

A committee has also been set up comprising of Defence Minister, External Affairs Minister and National Security Advisory to provide faster approval of exports of Indian defence products.

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted: “Under the #AtmaNirbharBharat, India is growing in its capabilities of manufacturing wide variety of Defence platforms & missiles.  The Cabinet chaired by PM @narendramodi  ji today approved the export of Akash Missile System and a Committee for faster Approvals has been created”.






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