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Defence | Indian Air Force to have its own satellite by 2010

Defence | Indian Air Force to have its own satellite by 2010
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First Published: Sat, Feb 14 2009. 12 11 AM IST
Updated: Sat, Feb 14 2009. 12 11 AM IST
Bangalore: With a view to increasing its surveillance capabilities, Indian Air Force (IAF) is going to have its own satellite in space by the end of 2010.
“We will launch our satellite by the end of 2010,” air chief marshal F.H. Major said on Thursday. The satellite to be launched by the Indian Space Research Organization next year will be a dual-use satellite and will be used for civilian purposes also.
—PTI
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India could test Agni-V missile in 2010: official
Bangalore: India hopes to test-fire a home-built inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) before the end of next year, a senior defence official said on Friday.
“Efforts are on to test the next longer range Agni-V missile before December 2010,” M. Natarajan, the scientific adviser to India’s defence minister, told reporters on the sidelines of the Aero India 2009 air show in Bangalore.
The Agni-V will have a range in excess of 5,000km.
—AFP
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