Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], April 18 (ANI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Defence Research and Development Organisation on successful flight-test of Indigenous Technology Cruise Missile (ITCM) off the coast of Odisha on Thursday.

"Congratulate @DRDO_India on the successful flight-test of Indigenous Technology Cruise Missile (ITCM), a long range subsonic cruise missile powered by indigenous propulsion system, from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of #Odisha. #DRDO," the Chief Minister said in a post on X.

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Earlier in the day, the DRDO conducted a successful flight test of the Indigenous Technology Cruise Missile (ITCM) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha.

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According to a Defence Ministry release, the missile is equipped with advanced avionics and software to ensure better and more reliable performance.

The missile is developed by Bengaluru-based DRDO laboratory Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), along with contributions from other laboratories and Indian industries. The test was witnessed by many senior scientists from various DRDO laboratories, along with representatives from the production partner, as mentioned in the release.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO for the successful flight test of the ITCM and stated that the successful development of indigenous long-range subsonic cruise missile powered by indigenous propulsion is a major milestone for Indian defence R&D. (ANI)

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