India tests Astra missile again today

India on Monday test-fired its home grown Astra air-to-air missile from a defence base in Orissa, for the second time in two days.
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Updated on Mar 26, 2007 01:32 PM IST
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IANS | By, Balasore

India on Monday test-fired its home grown Astra air-to-air missile from a defence base in Orissa, for the second time in two days.

Officials said the missile was tested from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in the coastal district of Balasore, about 230 km from Balasore, just a little after 10 am.

The missile, considered a new system in India's guided missile development programme, has a striking range of 25-40 km.
Indo-Asian News Service

Balasore, March 26, 2007


India Monday test-fired its home grown Astra air-to-air missile from a defence base in Orissa, for the second time in two days.

Officials said the missile was tested from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in the coastal district of Balasore, about 230 km from Balasore, just a little after 10 am.

The missile, considered a new system in India's guided missile development programme, has a striking range of 25-40 km.

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