NEW DELHI — India has advanced its air combat system with the first successful test-firing of its indigenous Astra air-to-air missile from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft. Astra is India’s first beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile. It was designed and developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). “The test-firing met all the mission objectives and the first air launch was captured by side and forward looking high-speed cameras and the ...

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