India successfully test-fires Guided Pinaka Multi Barrel Rocket System

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Balasore (Odisha): India today successfully test-fired its Guided Pinaka Multi Barrel Rocket System for the second time from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) launch pad complex-III at Chandipur in Odisha.




According to Defence sources, the rocket which was developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted its second successful test at around 12:45 pm (IST) in presence of senior artillery officers from the ITR.

The Pinaka rocket mark-II is equipped with navigation, guidance and control kit, was transformed into a “guided Pinaka”.




The range of the rocket has been improved from 40 km to 70 km with an improved accuracy from 50m to 500m.

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar congratulated both Army and DRDO for developing the guided Pinaka in a very short span of time.




DRDO Chairman S Christopher said it is an example of synergy between armed forces and DRDO.

Its first successful test flight was conducted from the same venue on January 12th.

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