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HPR:

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Correction, it appears the HPR that was cleared for procurement now is an interim one, Israeli IP manufactured by L&T.

The indigenous HPR (ground based version of LRMFR) is probably still a few years away.
 

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If Sudarshan means the same in Hindi as it in Bangla, who on earth would name a CIWS 'pretty'? (🤣)
Indian missiles and weapons systems are mostly derived from Sanskrit scriptures.
In Sanskrit, "Su" means good or auspicious and "Darshan" means vision translating Sudarshan to Auspicious Vision. As per ancient Hindu scriptures, one of Lord Vishnu's weapon is a Sudarshan Charkra and it must've something to do with it too
 

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Indian missiles and weapons systems are mostly derived from Sanskrit scriptures.
In Sanskrit, "Su" means good or auspicious and "Darshan" means vision translating Sudarshan to Auspicious Vision. As per ancient Hindu scriptures, one of Lord Vishnu's weapon is a Sudarshan Charkra and it must've something to do with it too

Haha, you can teach me about Hindu scripture as Much as you want but please don't explain Sanskrit to a Bengali person like that. It is actually much closer to Sanskrit than Hindi. word for word 'Su Darshan' means the same in Bengali. I.e. nicelooking. (I double checked) But that wouldn't make sense for a weapon name. So, it is probably has to do with weapon name in Hindu scripture.
 

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Haha, you can teach me about Hindu scripture as Much as you want but please don't explain Sanskrit to a Bengali person like that. It is actually much closer to Sanskrit than Hindi. word for word 'Su Darshan' means the same in Bengali. I.e. nicelooking. (I double checked) But that wouldn't make sense for a weapon name. So, it is probably has to do with weapon name in Hindu scripture.
Lol how is good vision/auspicious sight the same as nice looking?

Now that I look back at the names, not everything is associated with Hindu scriptures but mostly just simple Sanskrit words or elements of the universe

Prahaar: Strike
Agni: Fire
Pralay: Annihilation
Prithvi: Earth
Surya: Sun
Nirbhay: Fearless
Tejas: Radiance
Astra: weapon
 

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Prahaar: Strike
Agni: Fire
Pralay: Annihilation
Prithvi: Earth
Surya: Sun
Nirbhay: Fearless
Tejas: Radiance
Astra: weapon

Oh Yes, you can guess the meanings from the similarity of pronunciations except for Tejas and prahaar. Lol, second one I thought meant mountain.
 
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Good looking, handsome.... these are all meanings of Sudarsh from Sudarshan.

Sanskrit words (past the many contextual meanings in sanskrit they can have).... have regular meanings too through the use of Prakrits in the first place (and then how the Prakrits evolved with time themselves).

Semantic progression....as the vernacular in use is the living, evolving language.

It happens even more in Chinese (given phono-semantic characters and analytical language system that sets these in stone), there are old Chinese words in their original context .....having expanded today to larger set of meanings with time....or have completely changed from the original meaning(s)....or made the earliest meanings very archaic/poetic only.
 

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Lol how is good vision/auspicious sight the same as nice looking?

Now that I look back at the names, not everything is associated with Hindu scriptures but mostly just simple Sanskrit words or elements of the universe

Prahaar: Strike
Agni: Fire
Pralay: Annihilation
Prithvi: Earth
Surya: Sun
Nirbhay: Fearless
Tejas: Radiance
Astra: weapon
Relax, it is the same word, and the same meaning.

However, Sudarshan as the name of Sri Krishna's weapon - one of his weapons - is distinct. Here it no longer means (literally) Su - good darshan - vision, sight , it is a proper noun.
 

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