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India successfully test-fires sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay

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    India successfully test-fires sub-sonic cruise
    missile Nirbhay
    IBNLive.com | 12-Mar 12:32 PM
    India on Tuesday successfully test fired cruise
    missile Nirbhay from the Interim Test Range (ITR)
    in Chandipur in Odisha. Nirbhay, which has a
    range of 1000 km, was fired at 11:55 am from a
    mobile launcher and hit a pre-designed target set
    in the sea. The two-stage sub sonic missile can
    travel at a speed of 0.7 Mach.
    This is the first time that India has test-fired its
    indigenously developed medium range sub-sonic
    cruise missile. "The missile blasted off from a
    mobile launcher positioned in the launch pad 3 of
    the ITR at about 11:54 am," defence sources said.
    The maiden launch developmental trial of the
    sophisticated missile was carried out at
    Chandipur, about 15 km from here, in the presence
    of top defence scientists and senior officials.
    The surface-to-surface missile has the capability
    of being launched from land, sea and air, they
    said, adding Nirbhay has good loitering capability,
    good control and guidance, high degree of
    accuracy in terms of impact and very good stealth
    Nirbhay was developed by Aeronautical
    Development Establishment (ADE), a Defence
    Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
    laboratory based in Bangalore. India has the
    technology of super-sonic missile like BrahMos
    which is jointly developed by India and Russia.
    BrahMos has the striking range of 290 km. In the
    early morning, the Balasore district administration
    temporarily shifted 453 families, comprising 2,586
    adult members and 698 children, residing within
    two km radius of the Launch pad-3 at the ITR to
    nearby shelter places during the test launch of the
    missile as a safety measures, said a district
    revenue officer here.
    For this temporary shift of the families they were
    compensated, he said.
    (With additional information from PTI)

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