India flexes naval muscle with missile test

A Barak-8 long-range surface-to-air missile takes off from INS Kolkata, the Indian Navy's indigenous stealth destroyer in the Arabian Sea. According to a press statement, two missiles were fired on Tuesday and yesterday on high-speed targets during n
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A Barak-8 long-range surface-to-air missile takes off from INS Kolkata, the Indian Navy's indigenous stealth destroyer in the Arabian Sea. According to a press statement, two missiles were fired on Tuesday and yesterday on high-speed targets during naval exercises in the Arabian Sea. This is also a significant step towards the navy's transformation into a force capable of projecting power in its area of interest. Apart from the Barak-8, jointly developed by India and Israel, the system also includes a multi-functional surveillance and threat alert radar for detection, tracking and guidance of the missile.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 31, 2015, with the headline 'India flexes naval muscle with missile test'. Print Edition | Subscribe