India successfully test fires nuclear-capable Barak-8 missile

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Bhubaneshwar: India today conducted successful test fire surface-to-air nuclear-capable the Barak-8 missile which was jointly developed with Israel along with defence testing facility of Odisha.

According to defence official, the missile was launched at around 10:15 am from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) launch pad at Chandipur in Odisha’s Balasore district.

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India’s President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the successful launch of the missile.

The official said, the DRDO is planning some more tests shortly.

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The Barak-8 missile has been designed and developed by the DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries and Israel’s Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure.