NEW DELHI: India on Thursday test fired a new surface-to-air missile from a defence base off Odisha coast. The missile was developed jointly with Israel.

The medium range missile was test fired from a mobile launcher in the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur.

“The test launch was a grand success and it met all the targets,” a DRDO official said.

The DRDO scientist also added that “the missile along with MF-STAR will provide the users with the capability to neutralise any aerial threats.”

The test launch was earlier scheduled for Wednesday but was then postponed for Thursday.

The system also includes a multi-functional surveillance and threat alert radar (MF STAR) for tracking, detection and guidance of the missile.