India’s intention to build its own air defense system. Under Project Kusha, S-400-style missiles will be built.

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By vexwift.com

India intends to develop long-range surface-to-air missiles under the project “Kusha” by 2038. This effort to build indigenous air defense systems involves collaboration between the Indian Defense Research and Development Organization and the Indian Air Force. Two types of missiles are planned: one with a range of up to 150 kilometers and the other with a range of 400 kilometers.

According to Indian claims, these missiles will identify and target stealth aircraft, cruise missiles, drones, and other guided munitions. If successful, India plans to integrate them into the Indian Air Force’s Command and Control system.

Some refer to this system as India’s local S-400, while others call it the “Indian A2/AD” (Anti-Access/Area Denial). The system proves effective against older rockets and missiles but may face challenges when dealing with advanced and guided missiles. India shares borders with its major rivals, Pakistan and China, both of whom possess formidable military technology. India recently acquired some batteries of the Russian S-400 air defense system, and it appears they are considering replicating it domestically with similar capabilities.

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