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Thursday, July 21, 2011

INDIAN DEFENCE SELF-RELAIANCE: Short-range 'Prahar' missile test successful!


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Short-range 'Prahar' missile test successful - Representative image
Short-range 'Prahar' missile test successful - Representative image.

India today successfully conducted the first test-fire of its indigenously developed short-range, quick reaction, tactical missile 'Prahar' from the Integrated Test Range off Orissa coast.
"The test launch was fully successful as the surface-to-surface, sleek missile mounted on a road mobile launcher, roared into an overcast sky, seconds within it's blast off," defence sources said.
The sophisticated missile was test fired from ITR's launch pad-3 at about 8:15 am leaving behind its trajectory in an orange and white ribbon of smoke, they said.
"The missile witnessed a smooth vertical take-off from the launch pad and vital parameters will be analysed after mission data is retrieved," said a Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) scientist soon after the missile was test-fired.
The 150 km range 'Prahar' is a single stage missile and is fuelled by solid propellants.
The uniqueness of the missile system is that 'in one salvo, six missiles can be fired with multiple targets', said a scientist associated with this project.


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