India Successfully Test-Fires Nirbhay Cruise Missile

  • Our Bureau
  • 09:05 AM, October 17, 2014
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India successfully test-fired, Nirbhay, an indigenously developed sub-sonic long-range cruise missile at Chandipur, local media reported today.

The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) declared that the test was successful after the missile took off and took a turn towards the Bay of Bengal at a height of 800 meters.

Today's test was the second developmental trial of the nuclear-capable Nirbhay missile.

"The missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher positioned at launch pad 3 of the Integrated Test Range," an unnamed official was quoted as saying soon after the flight took off from the launch ground.

"Flight details will be available after data retrieved from radars and telemetry points, monitoring the trajectories, are analyzed," the official said.

The missile has a range of 1,000 km and weighs a ton and can be launched from multiple platforms on land, sea and air.

The missile can carry conventional as well as nuclear warheads and hit targets between 700 to 100 kilometers away.

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