Security Tightened At Chandipur Integrated Test Range In Balasore
Balasore: In view of the tension between India and Pakistan along the LoC, the security at Chandipur Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore district has been tightened.
As per reports, the security measures have been beefed up at the Test Range, with advanced electronic fencing, coastal surveillance radars, infrared imagery to ensure foolproof security.
Noteworthy, the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, sometimes referred to as the Interim Test Range, is a missile testing facility composed of two complexes – Launch Complex-IV (LC-IV) located on Abdul Kalam Island and Launch Complex-III (LC-III) located at Chandipur.
At present, the Integrated Test Range is a dedicated missile test site for ranges up to 5,000 km. Prithvi and Agni I-V ballistic missiles, Akash and Trishul surface-to-air missiles, the Nag anti-tank missile, and Advanced Air Defence (AAD) ballistic missile interceptors have all been tested here.