India successfully test fires long range surface to Air Missile

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India successfully test fires long range surface to Air Missile

NEW DELHI - The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Thursday successfully test fired Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LR-SAM) from naval warship INS Chennai. The test was conducted off the coast of Odisha.

The Long Range Surface to Air Missile hit a low flying aerial target during the test. Following the succesful test fire, the Defence Ministry posted on microblogging site Twitter that it was a “significant milestone”.

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated the DRDO, the Indian Navy and other stakeholders for the “landmark achievement”.

“India achieves a significant milestone with successful flight test of LRSAM on board INS Chennai. The missile direcly hit a low flying aerial target. Smt @nsitharaman congratulates @DRDO_India, @indiannavy , the industry and other stakeholders for this landmark achievement,” tweeted the Union Defence Ministry.