General Studies I
From which one of the following did India buy the Barak anti-missile defence systems?
It has been brought to the Raksha Mantri’s (Defence Minister) notice that imported anti-missile defence systems has a failure rate of nearly 50 per cent as witnessed by DRDO during trials by the services. Even the cost of failure analysis by foreign suppliers is very high. We will be at the mercy of foreign suppliers for spares and support during the lifecycle of the entire system. Importing of any missile system will take one to two years and there is no reason that Trishul cannot be made ready before that.