Chandipur-on-sea (Orissa): India on Thursday successfully conducted the first test-fire of its indigenously developed short-range, quick reaction, tactical missile Prahaar from the Integrated Test Range off Orissa coast.
"The test launch was fully successful as the surface-to-surface, sleek missile mounted on a road mobile launcher, roared into an overcast sky, seconds within its blast off," defence sources said.
The sophisticated missile was test fired from ITR's launch pad-3 at about 8:15 am leaving behind its trajectory in an orange and white ribbon of smoke, they said.
"The missile witnessed a smooth vertical take-off from the launch pad and vital parameters will be analysed after mission data is retrieved," said a Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) scientist soon after the missile was test-fired....more
11:14 AM, Jul 21, 2011