India Successfully Test Fired a Ballistic Missile in Bay of Bengal
India successfully test fired a ballistic missile K-15, with a strike range of around 700 kilometres, from an underwater platform in Bay of Bengal.
India on 26 January 2013 successfully test fired an underwater ballistic missile, K-15(code-named Bo5), with a strike range of around700 kilometres, from an underwater platform in Bay of Bengal. The medium range K-5 ballistic missile was test-fired from an underwater pontoon and all parameters of the test firing were met.
The major features of K-15 are as following:
- K-15 is the 10-metre tall Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile(SLBM).
- India is only the fifth nation to have SLBM. The other four nations are Russia, China, France and USA.
- The process of integrating K-15 missile with INS Arihant, the indigenously built nuclear submarine will start now.
- India is also in the process of developing K-4 missile with a range of 3000 km.