Project Indigo was started by India in 1962. An agreement was signed between India and Switzerland to develop an intermediate-range surface-to-air missile (SAM). Indigo was discontinued in later years without achieving full success. Project Indigo led to Project Devil, to develop short-range surface-to-air missile in the 1970s. Project Devil itself led to the later development of the Prithvi missile in the 1980s.
The basic rocket research in the 1960s in India was done under Project Indigo. Project Indigo was an Indo-Swiss agreement to develop intermediate-range surface-to-air missiles that was scrapped when India opted for Soviet SA-2 missiles in 1962.
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- Timothy V. McCarthy, "India: Emerging Missile Power," in William C. Potter and Harlan W. Jencks, eds., The International Missile Bazaar: The New Suppliers' Network, (Boulder: Westview Press Inc., 1994), p. 202.