India test fires quick reaction missile

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Bhubaneswar, July 3 (IANS) India on Monday successfully test-fired an indigenously developed short range and Quick Reaction Surface to Air missile (QRSAM) from Chandipur along the Odisha coast.

The surface-to-air missile was test fired from launch complex-3 at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at about 11.25 a.m. from a truck-mounted canister launcher, said official sources.

The state-of-the-art missile has a strike range of 20-30 km and is capable of engaging multiple targets.

The missile has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and other establishments.

The missile was tested for a second time to evaluate the performance of its canister version. The first test was conducted on June 4.

–IANS

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