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In a dynamic display of India’s growing military prowess, General Pierre Schill, Chief of Army Staff of the French Army, witnessed a live-fire demonstration of the indigenously developed Pinaka Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) at the Pokhran Field Firing Ranges. The event was hosted by the Eastern Command of the Indian Army.

The Rising Sun Artillery unleashed the Pinaka’s devastating firepower, showcasing its precision and thunderous impact. The Pinaka system, designed and manufactured in India, is a testament to the nation’s burgeoning defense industry.

“The Pinaka MLRS symbolizes India’s dedication to self-reliance and the pursuit of cutting-edge military technology,” remarked an Eastern Command spokesperson. “We were honored to demonstrate its capabilities to General Schill, further strengthening the strategic partnership between India and France.”

Adding to the impressive display, next-generation Tata Loitering Munition systems were also showcased. These silent and precise weapons systems represent another leap forward in India’s defense capabilities.

General Schill’s visit highlights the deepening defense ties between India and France. Both nations share a commitment to regional stability and a vision for a more secure Indo-Pacific region.

About the Pinaka MLRS:

  • Range: Up to 40 km (Mark-I), 60 km (Mark-I Enhanced)
  • Rapid Fire: Can launch 12 rockets in 44 seconds
  • Mobility: Mounted on Tatra trucks for swift deployment
  • Historical Significance: Played a critical role in the Kargil War