Indian Sub-Sonic Cruise Missile Nirbhay Test Fails Midway

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  • 12:46 PM, October 16, 2015
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Indian Sub-Sonic Cruise Missile Nirbhay Test Fails Midway
Nirbhay successful missile launch on 17 October 2014 (Image for representation)

India’s indigenous sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay failed mid-way after it was fired from Chandipur Friday.

The missile failed to hit the target after it nose-dived in the Bay of Bengal midway 11 minutes after it was fired, Sources said.

The missile covered a distance of 128 km. This is the third time the missile was tested and it has failed in two instances. During the first test on March 12, 2013, the missile fell after 20 minutes of launch, the second test on October 17, 2014 was not upto the mark as it could not maintain a low height.

The two-stage missile has a length of six metres, a diameter of 0.52 m, a wing span 2.7 m and a launch weight of about 1,500 kg. 

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