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Missiles tested by India in Last two months.

Story Highlights
  • Indigenously-developed hypersonic technology demonstrator vehicle (HSTDV), which is essential to power cruise missiles and long-range missile systems, was tested off the coast of Odisha.
  • ABHYAS - High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) vehicles - were tested off the coast of Odisha. These can be used as target for evaluation of various missile systems.
  • laser-guided anti-tank guided missile at Ahmednagar in Maharashtra.
  • Prithvi-II test fired from Balasore, Odisha.
  • Extended range of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile
  • Laser-guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) fired from a MBT Arjun Tank in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.
  • nuclear-capable Shaurya missile off Odisha coast.
  • test-fires indigenously developed SMART torpedo system
  • Rudram-1, its first indigenous anti-radiation missile which can detect enemy radars on the ground.
  • BrahMos supersonic cruise missile fired from the indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai.
  • NAG-ATGM test is just one of the missile tests conducted by the DRDO

Agni-5 has successfully fired what we need to know: India is gearing up for its first test flight of a sub-launch vehicle (SBM) in the last two months.

In 2014, India successfully tested its first proprietary long-range missile, Nirbhay. On 30 September, it successfully demonstrated its developed long-range cruise missiles (LRSMs) in a test flight. India then tested its first SBM, Agni-5, in October 2014, which has a range of 450 kilometres and was successfully launched from a submarine-launched missile.

India successfully flight-tests anti-radiation missile for IAF
India successfully flight-tests anti-radiation missile for IAF

India also conducted the first successful test flight of its laser-based anti-tank missile Nirbhay and also tested the anti-radiation Rudram-1, joining the few nations that have developed and developed an anti-radiation missile. India also joined the elite league of nations, including the US, Russia and China, in reaching the milestone of autonomous development of a Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator (HSTDV) vehicle that can reach speeds of up to 5,000 km / h. In October 2014, scientists tested a Nir Bhay missile with a range of 800 kilometres off the coast of Odisha.

In 2008 DRDO also started to develop the Sagarika sea and missile, which was tested on a submersible. On October 3, DRDO tested the Shaurya nuclear-capable missile, a land-based version of the surface that fires a variant of its Nirbhay missile. The missile is the successor to India’s submarine-launched “submarine” missile, which has been operational since August 2018.

The fifth successful test of the missile took place on 24 September at the Integrated Test Site (ITR) in Jammu and Kashmir. India also conducted its first proprietary, non-nuclear, land-based version of its INS Vikramaditya missile, which was tested again on September 24 at the ITR and October 3.

The launch of the missiles came at a time when India is embroiled in a bitter dispute with China. In less than two months, India has tested ten missiles at the ITR in Jammu and Kashmir, four in the last two months. The missile tests came at a time when China, the world’s second-largest nuclear power and a key ally of India, is involved in missile tests. After the first nuclear test ever conducted by China’s People’s Liberation Army in November last year, India knew that its adversaries – including China – would tolerate any act that threatened its sovereignty.

In this context, India tested a missile with a range of 2,000 km and an altitude of 1,500 km at the ITR in Jammu and Kashmir on 3 October and again at a distance of 5,200 km on 4 November.

The missile was developed by the Organisation for Defence Research and Development (DRDO) for the Indian Air Force. Indian tests used the same missile as the interceptor Ballistic Missile Defense, which is controlled by the India Aerospace Science and Technology Organisation (IASO).

India has tested a system that can help to storm enemy submarines when they are within torpedo range. India has tested an Advanced Anti-Submarine Missile (ASM) system that can hit an enemy submarine when it is within torpedo range, the Times of India reported Tuesday. India tested an Assisted Submarines Defense System (SADS), a system that strikes enemy boats within submarine range when the enemy submarine is within torpedo range, as well as on the surface.

The BMD intercept missile was tested for the seventh time, according to the Times of India. India has tested 11 missiles in the past two months, all of which were tested by India in the first half of this year. It was the sixth time India had tested the missile since the start of the year, and the second time in a month.

Finally, on October 12, India tested its first proprietary long-range missile (LBM) with a range of 1,000 kilometers. The missile tests have kept the country’s rocket scientists on their toes, and official sources indicate that many more tests are to come in the coming days, including testing a new version of India’s BMD interceptor missile and developing an intercontinental ballistic missile.

The NAG-ATGM test is just one of the missile tests conducted by the DRDO over the past month and a half. India has successfully tested another missile in recent weeks, the Assisted Release Torpedo (SMART), which was followed by a test of a supersonic missile – Assisted Release Torpedo (SAM) on October 5. One of these mechanisms is the Su-Personic missile – a torpedo-firing assistance missile, and so the torpedo is called ‘SMART’, ‘Reddy told ANI. On Wednesday, Reddy said India’s new anti-aircraft missile, which can be launched from a warplane, would require a few more tests before it can be fully demonstrated, but would equip the Indian air force with the capability to attack enemy radars, including surveillance and air defense systems.

In 2001, India successfully tested its first supersonic cruise missile, BrahMos, which was developed in cooperation with Russia. In the last two months, the DRDO has successfully tested a new anti-aircraft missile called Rudram and an Assisted Release Torpedo (SAM) missile. India has tested 12 missiles in recent weeks, all of which have been fired by the Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jets of the Indian Air Force and the MiG-21 fighter jet.

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