India: India has successfully test-fired the indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash missile from the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur, India. The test firing was part of the user trial by the Indian Air Force (IAF). "The missile hit the para-barrel target. It was successful," said MVKV Prasad, Director, Chandipur ITR.
The Akash missile, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), is a medium-range surface-to-air anti-aircraft defence system with a strike range of 25 km. It can carry a warhead of 60 kg, has the capability to target aircraft up to 30 km away and is packed with a battery that can track and attack several targets simultaneously.
Source: Economic times