India successfully tests short range missile (Second Lead)

July 21st, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, July 21 (IANS) India Thursday successfully tested a new short range missile from a defence base in Orissa, official sources said.

The Prahaar missile, which can hit a target 150 km away, was tested from the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur in the district of Balasore, about 230 km from here.

“We had a great launch,” Defence Research and Development Organisation Chief V.K. Saraswat told IANS.

It was the first launch of the missile, which will be subjected to some more tests, he added.

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