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The Indian government announced, its military has successfully carried out the first test-firing of a new quick-reaction, short-range missile.
A spokesman for India's Defense Research and Development Organization, IDRDO said the test-firing was conducted on Thursday, 21 July 2011 morning off the coast of the country's eastern state of Odisha.
The surface-to-surface “Prahaar” missile is capable of carrying different types of warheads and has a range of 150 kilometers. This missile can be launched from a road mobile system in a salvo of six missiles at a time.
India's military developed the missile in less than two years reportedly to help fill in the gap between the country's latest multibarrel rockets and medium-range ballistic missiles.
India and Pakistan have fought three wars since their partition in 1947. Both countries routinely test new military equipment, so a missiles test is unlikely to significantly increase regional tensions.
India and China fought a war in 1952, and both are locked in military, trade,commerce and as well as political supremacy in Asia and the UN, with many a places which matter.