India Tests Pinaka II Rocket System

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  • 12:09 PM, January 4, 2016
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India Tests Pinaka II Rocket System
Indigenously created Pinaka-II rocket successfully test-fired

India has successfully completed user-assisted trials of its multiple launch rocket system Pinaka II, at the Pokhran field firing range in northern state of Rajasthan, local media reported on Sunday.

The tests were held by the developing company, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), and the Indian Army.  

“And now, the user assisted trials have been completed successfully in Pokhran in the past three days or so," a DRDO official was as quoted by The Times of India.

Pinaka has been indigenously developed by Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune, a DRDO laboratory. Range of Pinaka II is 60 kilometers (37.3 miles), which is 20 km more than its predecessors. Pinaka I has already been inducted into the country’s armed forces. Pinaka II also has higher operational mobility, accuracy and flexibility, according to India's armed forces.