India conducts 2nd successful test of Guided Pinaka Rocket

  • Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian Army.
  • The system has a maximum range of 40 km for Mark-I and 65 km for Mark-II,and can fire a salvo of 12 HE rockets in 44 seconds.
  • The system is mounted on a Tatra truck for mobility. Pinaka saw service during the Kargil War, where it was successful in neutralising enemy positions on the mountain tops.
  • It has since been inducted into the Indian Army in large numbers.

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