N-missile fired off undersea platform
- In Dadri, BJP's Sangeet Som accuses UP govt of framing innocent men for lynching incident
- Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani Mukerjea regains consciousness, out of danger, says doctor
- Shashank Manohar unanimously elected as new BCCI president
- Non-declarants of foreign assets to be tried under black money law: FM
- Bihar polls: 130 candidates with serious criminal charges to contest in first phase
India on Sunday made a major stride towards completing its nuclear triad capability by successfully test-firing a nuclear-capable ballistic missile, with a strike range of around 1,500 km, from an underwater platform in Bay of Bengal.
Completion of the nuclear triad will give India the ability to fire nuclear-tipped missiles from land, air and sea. This is the first missile in the underwater category to have been fully developed by India and can be launched from a submarine. "The medium range K-5 ballistic missile was test-fired successfully today from an underwater pontoon and all parameters of the test firing were met," Defence Research and Development Organisation chief V K Saraswat told PTI from an undisclosed test area.
Officials said more than 10 trials of the missile had been carried out earlier. Today's was the last development trial of K-5. Only a select few nations, including the US, France, Russia and China, have this type of missile capability, they said.