India successfully test-fired local-made Pinaka-II rocket with a range of more than 60 km 10206151

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India successfully test-fired local-made Pinaka-II rocket with a range of more than 60 km.
India army successfully test-fired its home-made Pinaka-II rocket from a military base near Pokhran in the western state of Rajasthan late Saturday, sources said on Sunday, May 31, 2015. Pinaka-II is the advanced version of Pinaka-I that is already introduced to the Indian Army and tested during the 1998 Kargil War, one of three major wars fought between India and Pakistan in the past 60 years.
     
India army successfully test-fired its home-made Pinaka-II rocket from a military base near Pokhran in the western state of Rajasthan late Saturday, sources said on Sunday, May 31, 2015. Pinaka-II is the advanced version of Pinaka-I that is already introduced to the Indian Army and tested during the 1998 Kargil War, one of three major wars fought between India and Pakistan in the past 60 years. Indian-made Pinaka-II rocket was test-launched from a 8x8 tactical truck.
     
"Pinaka Mark-II trials were successfully tested in Pokhran field firing range near Indo-Pak border. Target was successfully hit in Keru area which was situated 55 km from the firing point," said the Defence sources.
 

Jointly developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation and the Indian Army, this multi-barrel rocket launcher has high operational mobility, flexibility and accuracy as the major characteristics, which give the weapon an edge in modern artillery warfare for the Indian Armed Forces.

Pinaka-I has already been inducted into the Army and was also put into field testing for assessing its capability during the Kargil war. Its quick reaction time and high rate of fire gives an edge to the Army during low-intensity warlike situation.

The system is capable to incorporate several types of warheads.

"Pinaka Mark-II rocket with a range of more than 60-km is capable of acting as a force-multiplier and was developed to supplement artillery guns and is currently passing through a phase of testing," said the Defence sources.
 

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