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K4 nuclear capable missile test fired successfully

K4 nuclear capable missile test fired successfully

India on 19th January 2020, successfully test-fired a 3,500 kilometre range nuclear capable missile that can be launched from a submarine. 

Key Points:

  • K-4 ballistic missile took place off the coast of Andhra Pradesh.
  • The missile is being developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and is to be fitted into the indigenously built Arihant-class nuclear-powered submarines of the Indian Navy.
  • The K-4 is an intermediate-range submarine launched ballistic missile. 
  • The K-series missiles are named after former president APJ Abdul Kalam.

Note:

  • India has not signed the Nuclear-Test-Ban treaty and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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