Venugopal said that "the Air Launch of ASTRA was perfect in all respect and is a culmination of years of effort by a very dedicated and competent team of the Missile Complex, Hyderabad, CEMILAC
and Indian Air Force.
Avinash Chander, Secretary, Department of Defence RandD congratulated the Tejas team and said, "The single most important factor behind the achievements is the synergy of teamed efforts of ADA, DRDO, CEMILAC
, HAL and IAF.
A team from the National Flight Test Centre (NFTC), Aeronautical Development Agency, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, ADE (DRDO), CEMILAC
, DGAQA and the Indian Navy worked in perfect unison to achieve this feat.
CP Ramanarayanan, Director ADE, RCI , ITR and CEMILAC
, along with other senior DRDO scientists and user representatives from Army witnessed the momentous launch and congratulated the team NIRBHAY for making DRDO proud for the long awaited achievement.
This is the culmination of the efforts of the Tejas Team comprising of members from HAL, IAF, CEMILAC
, DG-AQA, DRDO labs, PSUs, coordinated by ADA," Subramanyam said.