Problems with Smerch (MRBLs) , Army waits for Pinaka-2 Sources close to idrw, have told us that Indian army is not only facing problems in firing system of Russian made Smerch multibarrel rocket launchers (MRBLs) ,but also facing shortage of spares for the same systems . India has asked Russia to send a expert team to India to rectify problems it has been facing mainly with the barrels of the rocket launchers , Indian army currently operates 62 Systems , and problems have been seen on random systems and not on all the systems brought from Russia . India at the time of agreement with Russia in 2006 had asked for Transfer of technology of this Smerch multibarrel rocket launchers , but Russia refused fearing development of Indiaâ€™s own system . India after successfully developing Pinaka with range of 40 km , was keen on to Purchasing Smerch which comes with maximum range of 90 km , TOT on Smerch was denied to India by Russia, since DRDO already had plans to develop a 120 km Pinaka-2 multibarrel rocket launchers (MRBLs) . India with Israeli help has improved the accuracy of Pinaka-I systems to a great extend and also is working on Pinaka-2 , which might have its first user trials by mid or end of 2012 . Indian army currently is happy with DRDO developed Pinaka-I systems , and plans to order more to replace old Russian made BM-21 â€˜Gradâ€™ Launchers and also is looking forward on Pinaka-2 systems , but if they are any delays ,then army is also considering ordering more Russian made Smerch (MRBLs). Pakistani army also operates Chinese variant of Smerch (MRBLs) , known as Type A100 . with minor improvement on its range .