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India Successfully Tests Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile K-4

On the way to enhancing its arsenal with yet another powerful missile India successfully tested the Nuclear-capable ballistic missile K-4 on Sunday. The 3,500-kilometre range ballistic missile (known as K-4) was tested from a nuclear-capable submarine off the coast of Andhra Pradesh.

K-4 missile which is developed by DRDO would be equipped on indigenous Indian Navy Ship Arihant, which happens to be a nuclear-powered submarine. The missile once inducted, will be the mainstay of the Arihant class of indigenous ballistic missile nuclear submarines (SSBN).

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It would also give India the standoff capability to launch nuclear weapons while being submerged in Indian waters. Indian Navy Ship Arihant, the first and only operational SSBN, is armed with K-15 Sagarika missiles with a range of 750 km.

Read more at News 18


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