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India’s First Nuclear Capable Cruise Missile Is Successfully Test Fired

10-11-2017 01:00 PM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream

India’s First Nuclear Capable Cruise Missile Is Successfully Test Fired | My Indian Dream

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The development is significant for the armed forces

The first nuclear-capable cruise missile, Nirbhay, designed and developed in India was successfully test fired on Tuesday. The land-attack cruise missile can deliver nuclear warheads to a strike range of 1,000 km.

The armed forces have long been demanding nuclear land-attack cruise missiles (LACMs), with ranges over 1,000-km and versatile enough to be fired from land, air and sea, hence the success of Nirbhay is significant.

Nirbhay is said to be India's answer to the famed American Tomahawk missiles, as also an effective counter to Pakistan's Babur LACM, however, initially it had met with a lot of failures to the point that it was on the verge of being scrapped.

 The sub-sonic missile, designed to carry a 300-kg nuclear warhead, succeeded in its fifth test on Tuesday, at 11.20 am from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off Odisha coast.It was dubbed a "complete success" by DRDO. An official informed that the missile majestically cruised for 50 minutes, achieving the range of 647-km

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman was very happy with the result and expressed "optimism", saying the successful trial would take India into "the select league of nations that possesses this complex technology of sub-sonic cruise missile capability".

Nirbhay will be inducted into the armed forces after a series of successful tests.

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