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India’s sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ test fires successfully

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There has been a successful test-fire of India’s 1,000 km strike range sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). According to the sources, the missile was fired for a shorter range from a launch pad from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Balasore district.

India’s Aeronautical Development Establishment has said the cruise missile is India’s first indigenously designed and developed long-range missile. Indigenously developed by the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO), the Nirbhay missile can carry warheads of up to 300 kg.

It can travel with a turbofan or turbojet engine and is guided by a highly advanced inertial navigation system.

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