The guided PINAKA is developed jointly by ARDE Pune, RCI and DRDL, Hyderabad, while ITR, Chandipur provided the range and launch support.
DRDO chief Dr G Satheesh Reddy who was present during the launch operations said that the success of Guided PINAKA has reinforced the technological strength of the country in converting unguided systems into weapons of high precision.
Director ARDE, Pune Dr KM Rajan, Director, RCI, Hyderabad Mr. BHVS Narayana Murthy, Director, ITR, Chandipur Dr BK Das, Director HEMRL, Pune Mr. KPS Murthy and, Director PXE, Chandipur Mr. R Appavuraj monitored the Launch operations.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar congratulated both the Army and the DRDO for developing the Guided PINAKA in a very short span of time. Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr S Christopher applauded this shining example of the synergy between the Armed Forces.