Wednesday, February 27, 2013

DRDO to set up missile ranges

Neelam Mathews
Feb 27, 2013

Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has proposed to set up two Missile Test Ranges at Rutland Island at Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Nagayalanka in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh.
A proposal for diversion of forest land in Andaman and Nicobar Islands has been initiated by DRDO. A request has also been made to the Government of Andhra Pradesh to spare unassigned revenue land and reserve forest land at Nagayalanka.Both the projects for setting up of Missile Test Ranges are at the initial planning stages and land acquisition process is on, said Defense Minister  AK Antony in Rajya Sabha today.

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