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India test-fires long range Pinaka rocket system

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    5th Nov, 2020
  • India successfully flight-tested the enhanced version of Pinaka multi-barrel rocket system (MRLS).
  • The system is Indigenously developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • The enhanced Pinaka along with guidance Pinaka will cover the range between 60 to 90 kilometres and will be deployed by the Indian Army.
  • This new rocket system has a longer range with reduced length compared to the earlier variant (Mk-1).
  • The design and development has been carried out by Pune-based laboratories of DRDO, Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE) and High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL).
  • This system will be deployed to counter China.