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Watch | New Generation Akash-NG missile successfully test fired in Odisha's Balasore

The test was carried out against a high-speed unmanned aerial target which was successfully intercepted by the missile.

Manish Prasad Manish Prasad @manishindiatv
New Delhi Updated on: July 23, 2021 16:14 IST
DRDO successfully tests Akash-NG Missile for the second
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DRDO successfully tests Akash-NG Missile for the second time in two days.

India on Friday successfully flight-tested new Generation Akash-NG missile from Integrated Test Range in Chandipur off Odisha coast. The test was carried out against a high-speed unmanned aerial target which was successfully intercepted by the missile.

This is the second test firing of the 30-km strike-range air defence missile systems in the last two days.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation officials in a statement said, "New Generation Akash (Akash-NG) missile has been successfully flight tested today at 11:45 am from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha. The test was carried out against a high-speed unmanned aerial target which was successfully intercepted by the missile."

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Earlier, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the DRDO, the Indian Air Force and production agencies Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) for the successful test-firing of the missile.

DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy applauded the efforts of the team that was involved in the test-firing of the missile.

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