An upgraded version of the Pinaka rocket was test-fired from Odisha's Chandipur today

Balasore: An upgraded version of the Pinaka rocket, with enhanced range and guidance system, was successfully test-fired from Chandipur in Odisha for the second consecutive day today.

The test was carried out from a multi barrel launcher at about 10:35 am from the firing point of the Proof and Experiment Establishment (PXE) under DRDO, a day after two rounds of the successful trial took place yesterday, defence sources said.

The successful trial of the guided Pinaka has reinforced the technological strength of the country in converting the unguided systems into weapons of high precision and accuracy, he said.

The guided Pinaka has been developed jointly by the Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune, the RCI, and the Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad, for the Indian Army. The Proof and Experiment Establishment, Chandipur, provided the range and launch support.