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Odisha govt renames Wheeler Island after APJ Abdul Kalam


Odisha govt renames Wheeler Island after APJ Abdul Kalam

Bhubaneshwar, Sep 06 (ANI): In a fitting tribute to the former President, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that the Wheeler Island of the state has been renamed after Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Wheeler Island is of high strategic importance to the country as it is the primary testing site for India's most advanced missile systems.

It has been used as the launching pad for India's missile defence system. The missiles which were launched from the Wheeler Island include Akash, Agni, Astra, BrahMos, Nirbhay, Prahaar, Prithvi, Shaurya and Advanced Air Defence, and Prithvi Air Defence.

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