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DRDO successfully operates an Air MR-SAM missile from Chandipur coast of Odisha

DRDO yester day conducted the successful trial of the Medium Range Surface to Air MR-SAM missile from Chandipur off the Odisha coast. This was the army version of the MR-SAM missile which has been designed jointly by India and Israel.

‘Bansi’-a target missile was launched from the launch pad no.1 of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur at 52 minutes past 3 p.m. in the afternoon today. Barely 3 minutes later, MR-SAM test fired only to hit the target successfully. The missile is designed to provide the armed forces with air defence capability against a variety of air-borne targets at medium ranges.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauded the efforts of DRDO and associated team members involved in the mission and said that India has attained a high level of capability in the indigenous design and development of advanced weapon systems

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