Monday, Jan 30 2023 | Time 23:12 Hrs(IST)
States » East

Nuclear capable subsonic cruise missile 'Nirbhay' successfully test-fired from ITR

Nuclear capable subsonic cruise missile 'Nirbhay' successfully test-fired from ITR

Balasore, Jun 24 (UNI) India today test-fired its subsonic cruise nuclear-capable missile Nirbhay with a range of 1000-km from the Integrated Test Range(ITR) at Chandipur off Odisha coast.
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) sources said the missile was test-fired at around 1045 hrs from the launch complex of III of the ITR.
Nirbhay missile is considered as Tomahawk of the United States and Babur missile of Pakistan.
Sources said the two-stage missile Nirbhay took a unique trajectory in its entire path to the target.
Being a terrain hugging missile, Nirbhay is difficult to detect by the enemy's radars. The missile keeps on encircling the area of its target for several minutes and then hits the 'bull's eye' at an opportune time, sources said.
The missile is capable of carrying multiple payloads and can engage several targets in a single flight. It could be launched from a surface lorry to a ship, from the air and even from underwater vessels.
The two-stage missile is first thrown vertically by using a booster engine and in the next stage, the second engine takes it to the target.
Nirbhay is equipped with a state of art seeker, that locks on the target to neutralise it most effectively.
The nuclear-capable, missile reaching speeds of 0.6-0.7 Mach and can strike land targets at a distance of up to 1,000 km.
DRDO sources said the missile can loiter and cruise at 0.7 Mach, at altitudes as low as 100 m.
The guidance, control and navigation system of the missile is configured around the indigenously designed Ring Laser Gyroscope (RLG) and MEMS-based Inertial Navigation System (INS) along with GPS.

More News

Kushwaha again demands disclosure of deal of JD(U)-RJD

30 Jan 2023 | 10:05 PM

Patna, Jan 30 (UNI) Senior JD(U) leader Upendra Kushwaha who has been targeting both Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and party president Rajeev Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh on several issues relating to party affairs, on Monday again demanded disclosure of JD(U)-RJD deal when it was reached during formation of Grand Alliance government in August last year.

see more..

APLS mourns Arunachal’s first writer’s death

30 Jan 2023 | 9:58 PM

Itanagar, Jan 30 (UNI) The Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) has expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the demise of the first writer from the state, Tagang Taki, who passed away on Sunday at his residence at Pangin, Siang district due to old age related ailments. He was 83.

see more..

Meghalaya CM launches poll campaign for South Tura constituency

30 Jan 2023 | 9:52 PM

Tura (Meghalaya), Jan 30 (UNI) Meghalaya Chief Minister and National People’s Party (NPP) Chief, Conrad K. Sangma launched his poll campaign for his home constituency of 51-South Tura in a mega show of strength at New Tura Law College field on Monday.

see more..

Road problem ‘mostly resolved’ in Kra Daadi, Kurung Kumey: Khandu

30 Jan 2023 | 9:46 PM

Itanagar, Jan 30 (UNI) Currently on a two-day visit to remote Kra Daadi district, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday laid the foundations for a state-of-the-art District Secretariat and various other projects under PWD, RWD, Power, Public Health Engineering & Water Supply, and Urban Development & Housing departments at Palin, the district headquarters of Kra-Daadi.

see more..
305 nominations files for Tripura election

305 nominations files for Tripura election

30 Jan 2023 | 9:18 PM

Agartala, Jan 30 (UNI) As many as 305 candidates of various political parties have submitted their nominations for the ensuing assembly election.

see more..