• Kushal Kumar Jha

India successfully test-fires advanced version of 'Shaurya' nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Shaurya surface-to-surface nuclear-capable ballistic missile. Photo: Old file

DRDO: India today successfully test-fired a new version of Shaurya surface-to-surface nuclear-capable ballistic missile, which can hit targets at around 800 km range at Odisha's Balasore. The Missile will complement the existing class of missile system and will be lighter & easier to operate according to ANI news agency.

In the last phase while moving close to its target, The missile moves at hypersonic speeds according to government sources. Under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan by PM Modi, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has been working towards making India self-reliant in the field of strategic missiles.

India earlier test-fired an advanced version of BrahMos missile with 400 KM+ range.

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