India test-fires Astra missile successfully


India once again successfully test-fired indigenously developed Beyond Virtual Range (BVR) "Astra" missile.

Test-fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, 15 km from Balasore in Odisha.

Astra Missile:

  • Surface to Surface
  • BVR
  • Single stage solid fuelled
  • Payload capacity of 15 kg conventional explosives
  • Capable of engaging and destroying highly maneuverable supersonic aerial targets
  • Can be integrated with Sukhoi-30 MKI, MiG-29, Mirage-2000, Jaguar and the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft


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