|TAL model at Aero India 2011 / Photo: Shiv Aroor|
|Akash SAM during user trials / Photo: DRDO|
It's a big day for the Indian weapons programme on March 3 with two major systems to be handed over to users. In a formal ceremony in Hyderabad, Defence Minister A.K. Antony will ceremonially entrust to the IAF its first Akash medium-range surface to air missile units, while the Indian Navy will get its first Advanced Light Torpedoes (TAL), both systems developed indigenously by the DRDO.