India test-fires Underwater Ballistic Missile K-15
TNI Bureau: India showed its military strength by successfully test-firing the underwater ballistic missile, K-15 (code-named B05) off the Visakhapatnam coast in the in the waters of the Bay of Bengal, a day after the 64th Republic Day.
The launch of the ballastic missile was successful. It was developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)’s Hyderabad-based Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL). It was fired from an underwater platform in Bay of Bengal.
Earlier, 10 trials of the missile have been conducted. It was the last trial after which India joined the club of the nations including the US, France, Russia and China, to have this type of missile capability.
The 10-metre tall Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) was lifted from a pontoon; it rose to an altitude of 20 km and reached a distance of about 700 km. It is capable of being launched from some submarines. It will help India to launch the nuclear warheads from underwater facilities.