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India’s decision to procure five batteries of S-400 surface-to-air missile at an estimated cost of $6 billion to $7 billion from Russia will be used to protect the national capital.

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Men are from Mars, women are from Venus they say. After the successful Mars Orbiter Mission, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) eyes Venus as its next big destination. The Venus orbiter mission is a proposed orbiter to Venus to study the atmosphere of Venus.

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A crucial capability of the air-to-air Astra missile —its resistance to jamming — was successfully validated in recent trials conducted by missile scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), which indigenously developed the compact missile.

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Eighteen-hour work days, scanning past ‘failed’ missions and rigorous planning went in for space missions Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan, said K. Radhakrishnan, former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), while speaking to budding engineers at the IIT Bombay Techfest on Saturday.

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Scientists at Bangalore-based ISRO had put in 18-hour workdays ahead of the historic space launches such as Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan, the unprecedented breakthroughs, said K. Radhakrishnan, former Chairman of ISRO, while addressing the students at the IIT Bombay Techfest on Saturday.

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Technical snags have forced the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to put off the first test on a scaled-down prototype of India’s futuristic space shuttle.

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India’s reusable launch vehicle being developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is slated for trials in 2016 and will help reduce the cost of access to space in the long run, said ISRO Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar.

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The test trials of the air-launched variant of the BrahMos anti-ship cruise missile that were due to begin in March 2016 have slipped to mid-2016. According to the Times of India daily the reason is the missile launch unit has not been certificated yet.

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The Indian Navy on Tuesday successfully test-fired the Barak 8 long range surface to air missile (LRSAM) for the first time from an Indian warship, after its successful test from an Israeli naval platform last month.

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