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Pinaka and Smerch multi rocket launcher systems have been designed for the Indian Army to fire a variety of ammunition. These systems have quick reaction time and higher accuracy of these systems ensure delivery of a very high volume of firepower.

Amid an ongoing standoff with China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, the Indian Army on Friday displayed Pinaka and Smerch multiple rocket launcher systems in Assam. These systems ensure the delivery of a very high volume of firepower in a short span, an official said.

“Pinaka and Smerch multi rocket launcher systems are designed to fire a variety of ammunition. Quick reaction time and higher accuracy of these systems ensure delivery of very high volume of firepower on critical and time-sensitive enemies in a short time,” ANI quoted Lt Col Sarath, Battery Commander, as saying.

Pinaka is a multibarrel rocket launch (MBRL) system. It has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The system integrates state-of-the-art technologies for delivering superior combat performance. 

An advanced version of the DRDO-developed Pinaka rocket was successfully flight tested from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha, November 4, 2020.

On the other hand, the Smerch is a 300 mm rocket with a range of 90 km. 

“The Smerch launcher is a very potent weapon in the arsenal of the Indian artillery. It can fire up to the range of 90 km. It can fire 12 rockets in 40 seconds,” said Major Srinath, Battery Commander.

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