New Agency To Develop Space Warfare Weapon Systems

By Moderator June 12, 2019 13:14

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To enhance the capabilities of the armed forces to fight wars in space, the government has approved the setting up of a new agency which will develop sophisticated weapon systems and technologies.

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  • The Cabinet Committee on Security headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cleared the setting up of this agency called the Defence Space Research Agency (DSRA) which has been entrusted with the task of creating space warfare weapon systems and technologies
  • The agency would be provided with a team of scientists which would be working in close coordination with the tri-services integrated Defence staff officers.
  • It would be providing the research and development support to the Defence Space Agency (DSA) which comprises members of the three services.
    • The DSA has been created “to help the country fight wars in the space”.
    • The Defence Space Agency is being set up in Bengaluru under an Air Vice Marshal-rank officer and will gradually take over the space-related capabilities of the three forces.
  • The government has created agencies for tackling space and cyber warfare along with a Special Operations Division to tackle the need for special operations required to be carried out both inside and outside the country.

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By Moderator June 12, 2019 13:14