India has test-fired another short range surface-to-air missile.
Tuesday's test -- the ninth since 2003 -- was conducted at the country's main testing center at Chandipur in the eastern coastal state of Orissa.
The solid fuel-propelled missile -- known as Trishul -- can carry a warhead up to 15-kilograms and has a range of 12 kilometers. It is capable of targeting aircraft and sea-skimming missiles.
Nuclear-capable India and Pakistan routinely carry out tests of their missile systems, usually giving each other advance notice.