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MoD signs 2971 crore rupees contract with BDL 


  • The Ministry of Defense signed a contract with Bharat Dynamics Limited for the supply of ASTRA MK-I Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile and associated equipment for the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy at a cost of 2,971 crore rupees. 
  • Till now, the technology to manufacture missiles of this class was not available. 
  • ASTRA MK-I missile has been indigenously designed and developed by the DRDO based on the requirements of the Indian Air Force.