India test-fires medium range Akash missile

  • IANS, Bhubaneswar
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  • Updated: May 24, 2012 12:24 IST

India on Thursday sucessfully test-fired its medium-range Akash surface-to-air missile from a base in Odisha, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) spokesperson Ravi Gupta said.

The indigenously developed missile, which has a range of 27 km and an effective ceiling of 15 km, was test-fired from the Integrated Test Range of Chandipur (ITR) in the costal district of Balasore, about 230 km from Bhubaneswar.

The 700-kg missile can carry a 60-kg warhead.

"It was a routine test. The test was sucessful" Gupta told IANS over the phone.

 
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