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Nirbhay missile develops snag during test; aborted 8 minutes after launch

Bhubaneswar: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday test-fired the Nirbhay sub-sonic cruise missile but the test was not successful.
DRDO officials said the missile developed a snag during the flight test and details were being ascertained.
“During the flight test of Nirbhay sub-sonic cruise missile, it developed a snag. The details of the snag are being ascertained,” ANI quoted DRDO officials as saying.
Hindustan Times earlier reported that the DRDO aborted the test of the missile eight minutes after it was fired from a test facility in Odisha.
It was the 10th missile test by DRDO on just over a month. The tests come amidst the ongoing border dispute with India.
It may be noted here that Nirbhay sub-sonic missiles have already been deployed in a limited number near the border with China.
The Nirbhay missile has a range of around 800 kilometres.
Nirbhay missile is capable of flying at a speed of 0.7 Mach. Its flying capabilities include sea-skimming and terrain-hugging which help it evade enemy radars.
The DRDO states on its website:
“Nirbhay is a Long Range Sub-Sonic Cruise Missile capable of deep penetration into adversary territory to strike high-value targets with precision. Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) as the system designer and integrator led a consortium of DRDO laboratories for the indigenous design and development of Nirbhay.
“Presently, Nirbhay is launched from a mobile articulated launcher. This Missile is being adopted for launch from sea and air platforms. India is in the list of select few countries having capability to design and develop this class of cruise missiles.” Read from source….