India Intelligence Report

Pinaka Successful, Mig-29K next year


The indigenously designed and built multi-barrel rocket launcher code named Pinaka was successfully test fired twice from India's integrated test range at Chandipur.  

The rocket has a range of 39 kilometers and the Pinaka system can fire 12 rockets in 44 seconds saturating large areas rapidly. When integrated with the Rajendra multi-phased array radar (another indigenous product), the system can take out tanks, ground formation, and even air formations.

On board an indigenously built fast attack craft, INS Bitra, Rear Admiral Sanjay Vadgaokar said that the Navy Air Squadron would deploy 17 Russian Mig-29K aircraft next year. He said that the aircraft would be capable of landing on the retrofitted Admiral Gorshkov also acquired from Russia.


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