Amid threat of a possible terror attack, Odisha Police Friday arrested a man for allegedly sharing information about the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Balasore district with Pakistani spy agency ISI.
India on Sunday successfully test-fired its medium-range nuclear-capable Agni-II missile with a strike range of more than 2000 km from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army.
For the second time in two days, India`s indigenously developed advanced version of Pinaka, Mark-2 rockets were successfully test fired from a multi-barrel rocket launcher from a defence base at Chandipur, about 15 km from here.
With the focus now shifting from disaster mitigation of cyclone to flood relief, the Defence Ministry on Monday said it has pressed four helicopters into service to evacuate the marooned local population as well as to drop relief materials to Phailin hit areas.
With more than 2.5 lakh people marooned in Balasore in floods triggered by heavy rains in the aftermath of Cyclone Phailin, Odisha government on Monday deployed the armed forces besides NDRF teams for rescue and relief operations.