Bhubaneswar: India today test-fired nuclear-capable subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay with a range of 1000 km from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Balasore district off Odisha coast.
According to Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) sources the missile was test-fired at 10.45 AM from the launch complex of the ITR.
Nirbhay is an intermediate-range subsonic nuclear-capable cruise missile with terrain hugging like the American Tomahawk, the Russian Club SS-N-27 and Pakistan’s Babur cruise missiles.
Nirbhay is a two-stage missile equipped with a booster engine that first propels it vertically and in the next stage the second engine takes it to the target.
The missile can reach speeds of 0.6-0.7 Mach and can strike targets at a distance of up to 1000 km