Manufacturing of Pinaka rockets not fully stabilized even after 10 years of production: CAG

Indigenously manufactured Pinaka rockets remained unused until July last year as its supply to the Army was halted due to some errors, a report by the CAG has said. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), in its report tabled in Parliament today, said the production of Pinaka rockets has not been fully stabilized even after the completion of 10 years of production.

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India conducts test fire of interceptor missile

India today conducted trial of indigenously developed interceptor missiles to establish a ballistic missile shield for intercepting and destroying incoming missiles, from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur and Abdul Kalam Island on Dhamara coast. ITR sources said the interceptor missile, test fired from the Abdul Kalam Island in the Bay of Bengal at 1130 hours hours, hit the incoming surface-to-surface target missile, a modified indigenously built ‘Prithvi’, posing as an enemy missile lifted off from a mobile launcher from the ITR at Chandipur-on-sea.

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BrahMos successfully test-fired at Odisha coast

BrahMos, supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired at 1040 hours today from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore, Odisha as part of service life extension programme. The life-extension test firing of BrahMos was conducted from a Static Inclined Launcher, proving the efficacy and longevity of the system which was witnessed by scientists from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and BrahMos.

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