India test-fires Pinaka rockets for second day

India Friday successfully test-fired the indigenously-built Pinaka rockets for second day from a defence base in Odisha, an official said.

Bhubaneswar: India Friday successfully test-fired the indigenously-built Pinaka rockets for second day from a defence base in Odisha, an official said.

Three rockets were fired from the multi-barrel rocket launching system (MBRLS) at the Proof and Experimental Establishment (PXE) in Chandipur-on-Sea in Balasore district, around 230 km from hubaneswar.

"The rockets were launched successfully," test range director M.V.K.V. Prasad said.
Capable of firing 12 rockets in a single salvo with 1.2 tonnes of explosives within 40 seconds, the Pinaka system has already been inducted into the armed forces and was used in the field during the 1999 Kargil war.
Three rounds of rockets were earlier test fired from the same defence base Thursday.

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