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IAF test-fires short range missile Lakshya

Lakshya was flown as a support system to gauge the precision control of the short range missile.

india Updated: Mar 09, 2006 17:00 IST
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The Indian Air force on Thursday test fired a short range missile procured by it at the Integrated Test Range(ITR) near Chandipur, around 14 km from Balasore, defence sources said.

Pilotless Target Aircraft Lakshyawas also test flown from the ITR to facilitate the missile test-fire at around 11 am, they said.

Lakshya was flown as a support system to gauge the precision control of the short range missile.

A team of officials from Kalaikunda IAF base in neighbouring West Bengal came to Chandipur to undertake the test.