Thursday, June 30, 2016

India successfully test-fires surface-to-air missile

India today successfully test fired a new surface-to-air missile, from a mobile launcher in the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur at around 08.15 hours. Official sources said, the medium range missile, a product of joint venture between India and Israel, was successfully test launched. The missile, which was initially proposed to be tested yesterday, was deferred in the last moment for today.

Earlier, Indian Navy had successfully test launched the long range surface-to-air missile. These missiles would be inducted in all three services after user's trial is completed. The local administration had temporarily displaced more than 3500 people residing within 2.5 kms radius of the ITR for security reasons ahead of the test.

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