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India’s 1st indigenously made missile ‘Nirbhay’ successfully test fired

DRDO (Defence Research Development Organisation) has successfully test fired the India’s first indigenously designed and developed long-range sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ from a test range in Odisha’s Chandipur. ‘Nirbhay’ is designed to carry conventional and 300-kilogram  nuclear warheads. The missile weighs 1,500 kg, width of 0.52 meters and has a wingspan of 2.7 metre. It ..

DRDO successfully test fires underdevelopment long range subsonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has recently successfully test fired the underdevelopment long range subsonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Odisha. It has a operational range of 1000 km and can fly very low to the ground to avoid detection by enemy radar called ..

“Prahar” successfully flight tested by DRDO

The indigenously developed surface-to-surface Short-range tactical ballistic missile “Prahar” has been successfully flight tested by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from complex-III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Odisha. Fuelled by a solid propellant, Prahar is about 7.3 m long and can carry a payload of 200 kg. The missile has a ..

Hague Code of Conduct

In June 2016, India joined the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCoC), a global ballistic missile proliferation regime. India joined the Code highlighting its readiness to further strengthen global non-proliferation objectives. However, India has made it clear that it will not have any impact on the national security as well as country’s ..

DRDO Conducts Flight Test of Nirbhay

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully conducted a flight test of its indigenously designed and developed long-range sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’, which can carry warheads of up to 300 kg. The state-of-the-art missile was successfully test-fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Odisha. The missile has the capability to cruise ..

India test fires “Dhanush” Successfully

India successfully test fired naval version of Prithvi missile-Dhanush, from a naval ship off the coast of Balasore, Odisha. The missile is indigenously developed by DRDO. Dhanush Missile Naval version of Prithvi missile Nuclear capable Ballistic missile Range: 350km

India test-fires Prithvi-II ballistic missile successfully

India successfully test-fired Prithvi-II ballistic missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur of Balasore district, off Odisha coast. Prithvi-II missile Surface to surface ballistic missile Indigenously developed by DRDO Variants: Prithvi-I for the Army; Prithvi-II for the Indian Air Force; and the Dhanush for the Navy Single-stage, Liquid-propelled Advanced inertial navigation, control and ..

India successfully test fires Air Force version of ‘Akash’ missile

India successfully test fired 2 indigenously-developed surface-to-air ‘Akash’ missiles of Air Force version from Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha. The anti-aircraft missiles have a strike range of 25 km with potential to carry 60 kgs of warhead. More on Akash: https://www.gktoday.in/gk/akash/ https://www.gktoday.in/important-facts-akash-surface-to-air-missile/