Summary:- The Akash missile system is a medium-range mobile surface-to-air missile developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and produced by Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL). It is designed to protect vulnerable areas from air attacks by targeting aircraft, UAVs, and missiles up to 30 km away. The system has been inducted into the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army and has shown export potential. Recently, during the Astrashakti military exercise, India demonstrated the capability of the Akash system to engage four aerial targets simultaneously at a range of 25 kilometers, marking a global first. However, the system has faced challenges, including issues with radar, electronic control units, and sensors, and a significant failure rate during tests. The way forward includes addressing these technical challenges to enhance reliability and expand its success in exports.