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NEW DELHI (PTI):
India on tuesday successfully test-fired the Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) system at an integrated test range in Chandipur, the defence ministry said.
The missile "accurately and successfully" neutralised an airborne target. It was the second successful test firing of the missile in the last five days.
"The flight test, second in the series, was conducted today at around 1542 hours from the integrated test range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha", he said.
He added stating that "the test was carried out once again, against the high-performance jet unmanned aerial target called Banshee, which simulates an aircraft."
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) scientists on the successful test-firing of the missile.
"Congratulations to @DRDO_India for two back to back successful test trials of Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile. First launch test on 13th Nov proved the Radar and Missile capabilities with direct hit. Today's test demonstrated the warhead performance on proximity detection," he tweeted. (PTI)