India's nuclear-capable Nirbhay cruise missile test fails for fourth time

Not only it failed to yield expected results, the missile had to be destroyed in air as it had deviated from its path


News Desk December 21, 2016
Not only it failed to yield expected results, the Nirbhay missile had to be destroyed in air as it had deviated from its path. PHOTO: PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

India’s much-hyped Nirbhay cruise missile which was touted to carry nuclear warheads to a range of 1,000km failed on Wednesday for the fourth time, reported Times of India.

The subsonic missile was tested four times since March 2013 but failed to achieve the set parameters.

Not only it failed to yield the expected results, the missile had to be destroyed in the air as it had deviated from its path and was termed as an ‘utter failures’.

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"The test was an utter failure, with the missile veering to the right within two minutes of take-off," a source said.

Among the four tests that were carried out, Nirbhay missile’s second test was considered ‘a partial success’ in October 2014. All other attempts were dubbed failure.

Nirbhay, which had been in the making for almost a decade, was meant to provide the Indian armed forces with nuclear-tipped land-attack cruise missiles (LACMs). If it had been a success, Indian would have been in a position to counter Pakistani Babur LACM.

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FAZ | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend Speaks volumes of tall claims made by Indians. For a country running successful satellite launch and mars expeditions, its seems difficult for them to make a subsonic cruise missile?
FAZ | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend So, has it exceeded the budget as compared to any Hollywood movie? If no then please carry on
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