NEW DELHI: India carried out a successful test on Thursday of its surface-to-air Akash missile at an eastern coastal testing range, defence officials said.
The locally developed missile was last tested in January.
The 700-kilogramme (1,540-pound) Akash, can track 100 targets simultaneously with onboard radar, move at 600 metres (yards) a second and deliver a 55-kilogramme warhead across 27 kilometres in 50 seconds.
The test came a day after India announced plans to increase its nuclear prowess with a ballistic missile capable of hitting targets up to 6,000 kilometres (3,800 miles) away.
New Delhi also announced two tests this month of Indian manufactured interceptor missiles, saying they performed better than Patriot air-defence batteries manufactured by US defence group Raytheon.