Fashions of Prithvi, 5 different missiles on show in Kolkata’s Science Metropolis

Life-size replicas of Prithvi, Brahmos and 4 different missiles are on show for guests on the Missile Park in Science Metropolis, Kolkata.
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Life-size replicas of Brahmos, Prithvi and 4 different missiles are on show for guests on the Missile Park in Science Metropolis right here as a part of an effort to showcase the nice strides India has made within the subject of defence expertise, an official stated.

The Missile Park has been developed collectively by the Centre for Millimeter-wave Semiconductor Gadgets and Programs (CMSDS), Kolkata, a unit of DRDO, and Science Metropolis, Kolkata, part of the Nationwide Council of Science Museums (NCSM) to make individuals conscious of the missile improvement programme of the nation by way of these fashions, he stated.

A statue of India’s Missile Man, former President A P J Abdul Kalam, has discovered a spot within the park. An audio commentary robotically begins to offer an summary of the nation’s missile programme the second a customer stands in entrance of the statue.

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Science Metropolis, Kolkata, Director Anurag Kumar informed reporters, “What the people usually see on their TV sets during the Republic Day parade, can now be seen live during their visit to Science City. We have set up a Missile Park with life-size replicas of missiles to enthuse visitors about the great strides India has made in the field of missile technology. We expect that the missile park would be able to encourage young minds to take up science and technology as their career.”

The park, which was opened on the event of Nationwide Technology Day on Might 11, permits guests to have a view of the life-size fashions of six flagship missiles of India, particularly Brahmos, Prithvi, Mission Shakti, Akash, Astra and Nag.

CMSDS Director Madhumita Chakravarti stated, “It is a matter of pride that India has developed the technology required for propulsion, navigation control, guidance and advanced materials for missiles indigenously. India’s fleet contains missiles of every type and is thus ready to counter any external threat. India is a country to reckon with in all the advanced fields of missile technology, thanks to the vision of our leaders and the hard work of our scientists in DRDO.”

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India’s Missile improvement programme began within the Sixties by way of Defence Analysis and Growth Organisation (DRDO).

Later, the Built-in Guided Missile Growth Programme (IGMDP) commenced beneath the management of APJ Abdul Kalam at DRDL, Hyderabad in 1983 which gave a lift to the missile programme.

Floor-to-surface strategic missiles Prithvi and Agni, surface-to-air missile Akash and anti-tank guided missile Nag have been developed beneath this programme.

The event of Brahmos, the supersonic cruise missile, and Mission Shakti, the anti-satellite weapon, has made India a world chief in missile expertise.

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