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Army test-fires BRAHMOS missile again

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JAISALMER (BNS): The Army Wednesday successfully test-fired the land attack version of supersonic cruise missile BRAHMOS from the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.

According to the English daily The Times Of India, the missile was fired at 9.15 am.

"The missile took off successfully and hit the desired target at Ajasar area range situated 25 km away from launching pad, meeting all mission parameters," an official said, as quoted by the news report.

This is the fourth test-firing this year for the BRAHMOS Block-II version for the Army.

"With this launch, the requirement of Army for the land attack version with block-II advanced seeker software with target discriminating capabilities has been fully met and this version is ready for induction," the official said.

The launch was witnessed by director general, artillery, Lt Gen. K R Rao, along with DRDO and other senior army officers. Some other senior scientists were also present during the launch, concluded the report.

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