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Second flight test of QRSAM missile successful

On November 17, 2020, India test fired the Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) defence system and was successful. This is the second time the test is being conducted. The first QRSAM system test fire was conducted on November 13, 2020 and was successful. Key Highlights The test was conducted from the Integrated Test ..

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DRDO: Advanced Version of Pinaka Rocket test fired successfully

On November 5, 2020, the Defence Research Development Organization test fired the advanced version of Pinaka rocket successfully. The rocket was test fired in Chandipur, Odisha. Key Highlights The enhanced version is to achieve longer range as compared to the earlier version. This is to replace the current version of Pinaka Mk-1 system deployed along ..

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Indian Air Force Test Fired Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile

On October 30, 2020, the Indian Air Force test fired the Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile from a Sukhoi fighter aircraft. The test was conducted in Bay of Bengal. Highlights The Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile was tested in Bay of Bengal. The missile hit a sinking ship with high accuracy. The missile was launched from an ..

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Indian Navy Test Fires Anti-Ship Missile in Bay of Bengal

On October 30, 2020, Indian Navy test fired the Anti-Ship Missile from INS Kora in Bay of Bengal. The missile hit the destined target successfully. Key Highlights INS Kora was commissioned in 1998. It was designed by the Indian Navy under Project 25A. The ship is equipped with Kh-35 anti-ship missiles. There are three warships ..

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India’s night trial of Nuclear Capable PRITHVI II missile successful

India recently conducted the night trial of indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi II missile. The test was successful. The test was conducted at the Integrated Test Range, Balasore, Odisha. Highlights Prithvi II is a surface-to-surface missile. The first trial of Prithvi II was conducted in September 2020. The launch was conducted by the Strategic Force ..

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