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SUPERSONIC CRUISE MISSILE TEST-FIRED FROM ITR

Supersonic Cruise MissileA Supersonic Cruise Missile was test-fired from the Interim Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, on 12 June 2001 under the Indo-Russian Joint Collaboration Programme. It was a memorable day for ITR in the successful launching and acquisition of all relevant data for this cruise missile.

Shri Jaswant Singh, Minister of Defence & External Affairs; Dr VK Aatre, SA to RM; Air Chief Marshal AY Tipnis, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC, Chief of Air Staff; Vice Admiral Ramanpuri, AVSM, VSM; Vice Admiral RN Ganesh, DO, ATV; Vice Admiral John Colin Desilva, FOC-in-C, Eastern Naval Command; and Shri Sunil Verma, Addl FA & Jt Secy, R&D, witnessed this maiden test-fire event. Shri P Venugopalan, Project Director, briefed the dignitaries on the occasion.