TNPSC Current Affairs March 2017
Indian Navy Successfully Test Fires Surface-to-air Barak Missile From INS Vikramaditya.
Indian Navy has successfully test fired Surface to air Barak Missile from its aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.
According to the official statement_ e firing carried out in the Arabian Sea, the missile was fired against a live low flying high speed target, the taget was successfully destroyed.
The firing was conducted as part of “Operational Readiness Inspection” of the western fleet, by Flag officer Commanding-in-chief of western Naval Command Admiral Girish Luthra.
About Surface to Air Missile
Surface to Air missile(SAM) is a missile designed to launch from the ground to destroy enemy’s aircraft or other missiles in Air. It is also called as Ground-to-air-missile
About INS Vikramaditya:
INS Vikramaditya is a modified Kiev class aircraft carrier bought from Russia and has been commissioned in Indian Navy on 16 Nov 2013 by then Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in Russia. VIkramaditya means Brave as the Sun .