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Indian Navy Fires Anti-Ship Missile, Blowing up Target 'at Max Range' in Bay of Bengal - Photos

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India has conducted a flurry of missile tests since September, including 10 in just 35 days. New Delhi’s unprecedented missile testing spree has been attributed to a muscle-flexing tactic by some security experts amid an ongoing border standoff with China.

The Indian Navy carried out a live firing drill of another anti-ship missile (AShM) from its guided missile corvette the INS Kora in the Bay of Bengal at "maximum range" on Friday.

The anti-ship missile successfully hit the target ship with “precise accuracy”, the Navy said. It shared pictures of the missile severely damaging the target, blowing up in flames. It is believed that the damaged ship is the erstwhile INS Cannanore, which was among the last minesweepers in service with the Navy.

​The warship INS Kora, which fired the missile, was commissioned into service in 1998 and is equipped with Kh-35 anti-ship missiles.

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