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India successfully test-fires indigenous K-4 Missile, Let’s celebrate the proud moment

Before celebrating the success, let’s spare a moment to appreciate the scientists who worked behind the scenes. According to the defence sources, India on Friday successfully test-fired the K-4 nuclear-capable submarine-launched ballistic missile off the coast of Visakhapatnam for the second time this week. 

The indigenously developed K-4 missile is capable of striking at a distance of 3,500 kilometers. The missile system, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), was fired from an underwater platform.

The missile was test-fired successfully for the second time in the last five days off the coast of Visakhapatnam, the officials said.

The objective of this missile is to be integrated with India’s Arihant class nuclear submarine which will further strengthen the capability of the Indian navy. It aims to achieve high accuracy. It can perform three-dimensional maneuvers.

The first trial was conducted on 24 March 2014 with a range of 3,000 km from a depth of 30 meters. The next trial took place in 2016 in which it was reported that the test was successful. Now, after this successful test, the missile is set to enter series production.

Written by Dharam Sikarwar

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