“Kali” And “Durga”-India’s indigenous weapon system to answer this callous World.
In this time of terrorism and growing threats from many stupendous and even some of tiny countries which are on the verge of becoming failed state, India urgently needed a weapon system which is easily deployable , doesn’t require much ammunition but is still capable of putting a big hole in enemy’s butt. So hearing our prayers it seems mother Kali has herself come down to provide shield from the monstrous world. KALI stands for “Kilo Ampere Linear Injector’’. It is a microwave (tuneable) device capable of emitting high energy electromagnetic beams. And contrary to common belief, it will not ‘destroy’ any missile like an Archimedes mirror, rather damages the on-board electronic system, which obviously will render the incoming missile inoperative. However, it doesn’t mean that KALI is just a hype. A laser weapon would have to wait till it could bore a hole in the target, before annihilating it, whereas KALI would render the threat futile in no time by immediately damaging the on-board circuitry.
The concept is, if an incoming enemy missile (or an aircraft) is detected, immediately emit a powerful microwave beam packed with Giga watts of energy which would cripple the entire electronic systems and computer chips of the target in no time. While similar projects of other countries have presumably reached nowhere, India is believed to have already conducted a successful test.
Now a ****FACT**** revealing a secret to every Indian to make them feel a little proud is that there had been unconfirmed reports blaming India for the Siachen glacier avalanche in 2012 which has caused the death of around 135 Pakistani soldiers which the sources claim as a result of KALI’s successful test melting the hard ice sheets.
The story of KALI dates back to 1985, when the then director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Dr. R.Chidambaram mooted the project as an accelerator. The work began at BARC in 1989, and it was designed to emit high energy electron pulses, Relativistic Electron Beams (REB) which could be converted into powerful electro magnetic (EM) radiation adjustable to different frequencies resulting in X-Rays and Microwaves with the help of subsequent components – which propelled the idea of a potential weapon, and thus DRDO was involved. The KALI series has in it KALI 80, KALI 200, KALI 1000, KALI 5000, and KALI 10000 with emission power growing from ~0.4GW to an estimated power of 40GW.
“Kali” is currently based in Chandigarh, Haryana. It has also already been used for scientific experiments by DRDO. For example, KALI was used by HAL to make Tejas’s onboard circuits more resistant to EMI attacks.KALI has also helped in designing electrostatic shields to harden the missiles and satellites from enemy EMI attacks and those generated from nuclear weapons and cosmic interferences.
However KALI is presumably far from being deployed as an invisible shield for India. Experts suggests that the latest in series of KALI would weigh around 26 tonnes and would require a 12,000 litre oil cooling tank making it less mobile. Also too power hungry, the KALI has a very long recharging time, making it far from being a viable weapon.
But there is a separate project secretly going on to weaponise a laser called DURGA which uses KALI as base. The DURGA has already been mounted on an Il-76 and tested. The project however faces weight and other limitations but Indian scientists seem to be confidant they will be successful in harnessing the power of mighty KALI to provide a shield for India and will boost its dream to become a superpower.