India had successfully tested its K4 missile on Sunday. The 3500 km range submarine missile will strengthen Indian navy and help to ward off enemy threats. The K4 ballistic missile is developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
The new submarine missile was tested in seawater about 30 nautical miles from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh state. It will be designed to fit in the Arihant Class nuclear submarines. But India might carry more tests before deploying the missile on the submarines. K4 missile weighs 17 tons and is capable of carrying two warheads. The missile’s test mission is to achieve high accuracy, the DRDO said in a statement.
In November last year, the missile test program was postponed due to the impact of the Bulbul cyclone in the Bay of Bengal.
The K4 missile is one of the two underwater missiles India is developing for its submarines. Earlier government confirmed that the test launches will be conducted from the underwater platforms and in next phases they will be done from the submarines.
The success of the latest K4 missile test has become increasingly important as the experiment has failed or delayed for few years. In December 2017 the test did not succeed because of a battery failure.
Indian people are happy about the K4 missile test and shared their happiness on the social media.
India has successfully test fired K4 Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) from INS Arihant from off the coast of Vizag today— LifeofSoldiers (@lifeofsoldiers_) January 19, 2020
The indigenously designed ballistic missile is reported to have been tested for its claimed full range of 3,500KM@DRDO_India#K4SLBM #K4Missile pic.twitter.com/n88GBEIPXl