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IAF test-fires short range missile, tests Lakshya
March 09, 2006 14:28 IST
The Indian Air Force on Thursday test-fired a short range missile procured by it at the Integrated Test Range near Chandipur, around 14 km from Balasore, defence sources said.
Pilotless Target Aircraft Lakshya was also test flown from the ITR to facilitate the missile testfire at around 11 am, they said.
Lakshya was flown as a support system to gauge the precision control of the short range missile. A team of officials from Kalaikunda IAF base in neighbouring West Bengal came to Chandipur to undertake the test.