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    Anonymous

    "Failure rates of 50% in the first few tests of new weapons are neither unusual nor portents of ultimate futility."

    More important, early failures pave the way to ultimate success: as Thomas Edison said in response to derision at the thousandth failure of the prototype light bulb: 'now we know a thousand ways that it won't work'. Current BMD development benefits from the advances and setbacks of IGMDP, which included the Akash and Prithul SAM projects as well as the Agni and Prithvi. In fact, the Pradyumna ABM was originally called the Prithvi air defence (PAD) missile because it used the generic Prithvi missile design. Conversely, the DRDO strenuously attempted to give the Prithul ABM capability before ultimately admitting failure.

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    Anonymous

    Hi Shiv,

    Can you get us update on HSTDV and if possible ISRO RLV-TD?

    Thnaks.

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