In a direct threat, Indian Air Force Missile squadrons heavy deployments along Pakidtani border

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Against the backdrop of reports suggesting that there are issues with the Akash missile systems, top Indian Air Force officials on Wednesday said the "initial developmental problems" were mostly resolved after which seven more squadrons have been ordered.

Recent reports suggested that the Air Force's Akash Missile squadrons reported frequent unserviceability of mobile surface-to-air Akash Missile system and long duration downtime while alleging that several government agencies, including missile manufacturer Bharat Dynamics Limited, Bharat Electronics Limited, did not tell the truth to the government about malfunctioning Akash Missile system. by Taboola link: Sponsored Links link: . link a Job in Australia May be Easier Than You ThinkJobs in Australia | Search Ads link

"No, these were initial developmental problems which are mostly behind us. This happens in almost all development programmes for indigenous systems," top IAF officials told news agency ANI.

The IAF officials said the force-placed an order for seven more squadrons of the Akash missiles only after "ironing out the initial issues". Promoted: In Stores

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The Cabinet Committee on Security recently cleared seven squadrons of the missile systems for Rs 5,500 crore for the Air Force.

The force will deploy these missile systems on the borders along with Pakistan and China to maintain a strict vigil against enemy aircraft, drones, and surveillance aircraft.