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India successfully test fired Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) from a test range at Chandipur

Balasore: 4/7/19:Amidst high tensions with Pakistan, India today successfully test fired Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) from a test range at Chandipur off Odisha coast.

The indigenously developed surface-to-air missile QRSAM was tested from launch pad-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at around 11.00 am.

Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the missile has a strike range of 25 km to 30 km and has a capability of engaging multiple targets. The sleek and highly mobile air defence system has been developed for the Indian Army.

The QRSAM is an all-weather, all-terrain missile with electronic counter measures against jamming by aircraft radars.

This was the second test-fire of the missile in this year from Chandipur in Odisha’s Balasore district.

Earlier, the surface-to-air missile was tested successfully on Feb 26, 2019. It was test fired from a rotatable truck-based launch unit at Chandipur.

The missile was first tested on June 4, 2017. The second test-fire was conducted successfully on July 3, 2017.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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