Odisha

Rahul Gandhi to visit Hudhud-hit Koraput today

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to visit Maoist-affected Koraput district of Odisha today to take stock of areas affected by cyclone Hudhud. Security has been tightened ahead of his visit. “As the area is affected by Maoists, elaborate security arrangements will be made. Adequate number of security personnel will be deployed. Things will be clear once we receive the tour report,” the Inspector General of Police (south-western range) YK

India test-fires Nuclear-capable missile Nirbhay

India today test-fired the indigenously developed sub-sonic long-range cruise missile Nirbhay from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha at 10.03 AM. It is the second launch of the indigenous weapon developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The missile was test-fired for the first time on March 12, 2013 from the same base. However, the flight had to be terminated mid-way, as deviations were observed from

India successfully tests n-capable Agni-I missile

India Friday successfully test fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I missile from a military base in Odisha, a defence official said. The missile, which can strike a target 700 km away, was tested by the Strategic Force Command of the army from a facility on Wheeler Island near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, 170 km from here. “The test was successful. It was a textbook launch,” test range director M.V.K.V.