New Delhi, Nov. 16 (ANI): Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) chief V.K. Saraswat on Wednesday said the country makes missiles in order to meet security as opposed to competing with the latest technologies launched by other countries.
On the issue of comparison with China and other countries, Saraswat responded saying that India was competing with only itself and praised Agni IV's capabilities.
"See, our potential is for ourselves and whatever missiles we have made are in accordance to the level of threat we face. We do not think about what our adversaries have, it does not affect us because we are making these missiles for our own security," said Saraswat.
"We made Agni-I, Agni-II, Agni-III and now Agni-IV. The policy is to defend ourselves and these are the pawns for our defense," he added.
India on Tuesday successfully test fired the most advanced long-range missile system Agni-4 from an island off the Odisha coast.
Saraswat further said that he has urged the Orissa Government to look into the problems faced during artillery testing, and added that a technical solution must be found as soon as possible.
"We are not facing any difficulties as such with regards to our missile programme. The only difficulty we are facing is when we carry out our artillery testing and our Air Force carries out the bomb testing. That is the main problem. We have no confrontation," said Saraswat.
"We only want the Orissa government to find a technical solution, as they want to build their own ports and we want to do our testing, so that both the tasks are carried out simultaneously," he added.
This missile is one of its kinds, proving many new technologies for the first time, and represents a quantum leap in terms of missile technology.
The missile is lighter in weight and has two stages of Solid Propulsion and a Payload with Re-entry heat shield. The Composite Rocket Motor, which has been used for the first time, has given excellent performance.
The Missile System is equipped with modern and compact Avionics with Redundancy to provide high level of reliability. The indigenous Ring Laser Gyros based high accuracy INS (RINS) and Micro Navigation System (MINGS) complementing each other in redundant mode have been successfully flown in guidance mode for the first time. (ANI)