India successfully test-fires short-range surface-to-air missile

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New Delhi: India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed quick reaction surface-to-air short range missile from a test range along the Odisha coast.

The sophisticated missile with a strike range of 25 to 30 km, was test fired at about 11.25 a.m. today from a truck-mounted canister launcher from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur.

Designed to be a quick reaction missile, it is capable of engaging multiple targets and involves an all-weather weapon system capable of tracking and firing. It was the second developmental trial of the state-of-the-art missile with an aerial target.

The missile has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation and other establishments.