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India Test-fires Surface-to-Surface Short-range Tactical Ballistic Missile
Prahaar surface-to-surface ballistic missile

India has test-fired its home-made surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile, ‘Prahaar’ from Odisha coast Thursday.

The missile developed by state-run Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is capable of filling the gap between the multi-barrel rocket system 'Pinaka' and medium-range ballistic missile 'Prithvi'. It can also engage multiple targets in different directions, PTI quoted official sources as saying Thursday.

The test launch was successful as the missile travelled a range of 200 km before zeroing in on the target, achieving all mission objectives, the sources said.

The sophisticated missile was test-launched from launch pad-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near here at about 1.35 pm. It was launched from a mobile launcher, they said.

It is a solid-fuelled short-range missile fitted with inertial navigation system, they said.

The missile is equipped with navigation, guidance and electromechanical actuation systems with advanced on board computer.

It is a quick-reaction, all-weather, all-terrain, highly accurate battlefield support tactical weapon system, the sources said.

Various tracking radars as well as electro-optic equipment were engaged to track and monitor the missiles trajectory, they said.

"The DRDO successfully flight tested the indigenously developed surface-to-surface tactical missile ‘Prahar', from Launch Complex-III, ITR, Balasore," a government statement read.

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