QRSAM: successfully test-fired by DRDO

Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted two back-to-back flight tests of its state of the art Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missiles (QRSAM) from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur in Odisha. The test was conducted against live aerial targets.

Key Highlights of Test

Two missiles were tested against two live targets and met complete mission objectives of engaging targets.

Entire mission was captured by various Electro Optical Tracking Systems (EOTS), Radar Systems and Telemetry Systems.

Systems have been tested in final configuration with RADAR (radio detection and ranging) mounted on a vehicle & missiles on launcher.

Systems are equipped with indigenously-developed Phased array radar, Inertial Navigation System, Data Link & RF seeker.

Test Result: Two missiles were tested for different altitude and conditions and test flights successfully demonstrated their high manoeuvring capabilities, aerodynamics, propulsion and structural performance.

About Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missiles (QRSAM)

It is a sophisticated all-weather and all-terrain missile.

Developed By: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for Indian army with search and track on move capability with very short reaction time.

Features:

QRSAM uses solid-fuel propellant.

Range: 25-30 km

It can be mounted on a truck and stored in a canister.

It is equipped with electronic counter measures against jamming by aircraft radars.

It has many state of the art technologies with which it can engage targets at different ranges and altitudes.

NOTE: 1st trial of QSRAM was conducted on 4 June 2017 and on 26 February 2019, two rounds of trials were successfully carried out on same day.

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10th Mekong Ganga Cooperation Ministerial meeting held in Bangkok

The 10th Mekong Ganga Cooperation (MGC) Ministerial Meeting was held in Bangkok, Thailand. India was represented by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. During this meeting, new MGC Plan of Action 2019-2022 was adopted.

New MGC Plan of Action 2019-2022

It envisages project-based cooperation among member countries in various areas including tourism and culture, education, public health and traditional medicine, agriculture and allied sectors, transport and communication, MSMEs and water resources management.

About Mekong Ganga Cooperation (MGC)

It is sub-regional cooperation organisation comprising India and five ASEAN countries, namely, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. It was launched in 2000 at Laos capital Vientiane. It takes its name from Ganga and Mekong, the two civilisational rivers in Southeast Asia.

Mandate: To facilitate closer contacts among people inhabiting these two (Ganga and Mekong) major civilisational river basins and enhancing cooperation in culture, tourism, education, transport and communications among member countries.

Note: Mekong River Basin countries are Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

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