India Test Fires Nirbhay Cruise Missile

On April 15, India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) conducted its sixth flight test of the Nirbhay cruise missile. The launch took place on a test range off the Odisha Coast, and according to India’s Ministry of Defence, “All the mission objectives were met.” The nuclear-capable, solid-fueled Nirbhay is India’s first indigenously produced cruise missile, with a reported range of 800-1000 km while carrying a 200-300 kg payload. It was last test fired on November 7, 2017.