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Missiles give war memorial new look

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 July 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, JULY 23: ‘When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today.’ This quote from Patrick O’donnel has its worth at the War Memorial at Dighalipukhuripar in Guwahati with the Indian Army installing some missiles here. The iuguration of the installation is still awaited.

The new installations would be formally iugurated in the first week of August. One P-20 surface-to-surface anti-ship missile and two RZ-13 surface-to-air missiles have been installed towards the northern side of the site on July 9. The P-20 missile has a range of 130 kilometres with a speed of one kilometre per three second. The two RZ-13 surface-to-air missiles have a range of 13 kilometres and a speed of 1.5 kilometres per two seconds.

The P-20 missile has the capability to attack and destroy enemy lines flying 75 feet above water surface.

“The P-20 is a live missile that has ever been installed in the war memorial site. It is the second edition of P-15. It is for the first time that the Indian Army has allowed it for public display. The P-15 missile has the fame of destroying Pakistan val force in 1971 the Indo-Pak val war. In the very 1970 Indo –Pak war the P-15 missile destroyed Shazahan, Mahafiz and Cargo Challenger ship. The P-20 missile is much powerful than P-15. Around 250 Pakistani vy soldiers were slaughtered in the very war. The P-20 missile has the capacity to carry 300 kg explosives,” Director of the War Memorial Kamalesh Chandra Choudhury said.

At present the live P-20 missile is emptied of its fuel tank and electronic systems. The missile is currently at repair stage and it has been painted.

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