Indian Navy Test Fires Anti-Ship Missile in Bay of Bengal

On October 30, 2020, Indian Navy test fired the Anti-Ship Missile from INS Kora in Bay of Bengal. The missile hit the destined target successfully.

Key Highlights

INS Kora was commissioned in 1998. It was designed by the Indian Navy under Project 25A. The ship is equipped with Kh-35 anti-ship missiles. There are three warships Kora-class. They are INS Kulish, INS Kirch and INS Karmuk.

Recent Missiles and test fires

The Indian Defence Force has been frequently conducting missiles tests from land, air and water lately. On October 23, 2020, the Indian Navy released a video showing the INS Prabal launching a missile. This was a similar test as that conducted in INS Kora.

The recently conducted missile test fires are as follows

What is an Anti-Ship Missile?

It is a guided missile that is usually used against ships and large boats. They were first developed by Nazi Germany.

Anti-Ship Missiles of India

The Anti-Ship Missiles of India are as follows

  • Brahmos Hypersonic Cruise Missile (This missile is under development). This is being developed jointly with Russia after India became a member of Missile Technology Control Regime in 2016.
  • Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile
  • Kh-35
  • Klub Anti-Ship (It is a land attack cruise missile)
  • P-20
  • Harpoon
  • Exocet missile
  • Sea Eagle Missile
  • P-20
  • Exocet Missiles

Brahmos is becoming the primary anti-ship missile of the Indian Navy. It is the world fastest anti-ship cruise missile in operation. It was developed based on Russian Cruise Missile Technology.

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