New Delhi (Web Desk): India ‘successfully’ test-fired two indigenously developed Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air missiles from a test range off the Odisha coast on Tuesday, Indian defence officials confirmed.
According to Indian paper The Hindu, the two missiles were tested for different altitude and conditions and test flights successfully demonstrated robust control, aerodynamics, propulsion, structural performance and high manoeuvring capabilities.
Sources privy to the developments said the trials were conducted by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from Launch Complex 3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur.
Smt @nsitharaman congratulates @DRDO_India and the Defence Industry for successful test-firing of two indigenously-developed Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missiles(QRSAM). The missile have radars with search on move capability. The project was sanctioned by the govt in July 2014. pic.twitter.com/qZIjirM9FQ— Raksha Mantri (@DefenceMinIndia) February 26, 2019
“Radars, Electro Optical Systems, Telemetry and other stations have tracked the Missiles and monitored through the entire flights. All the mission objectives have been met,” a statement said.
The test came after the Indian Air Force (IAF) violated Pakistani airspace near the Line of Control (LoC) before being whisked away by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter jets which escalated the tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours.