India tests locally made anti-radiation missiles

Earlier today, India tested its indigenous New Generation Anti-Radiation Missile (NGARM) from a Su-30MKI fighter jet of the Indian Air Force.

The missile, also called Rudram-1, has a range of 250 kilometers. It can be fired from height ranging from 500 metres to 15 km.

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NGARM anti-radiation missiles

An anti-radiation missile can hit a radiation-emitting targets such as radars. With passive homing, it can tracks sources of radiation of a wide range.

This is the six missile test India has conducted in the last 20 days.

On 23 September, India tested an anti-tank guided missile from an Arjun Tank.

This test was followed by the test-firing of a Prithvi-II nuclear-capable missile by the Strategic Forces Command, part of India’s Nuclear Command Authority.

On 30 September, India tested an extended-range version of the BrahMos missile. While the earlier version of the missile had a stated range of 290 km, the new extended-range version can hit targets over 400 km away.

In early October, hypersonic nuclear-capable Shaurya missile was tested by the Defence Research and Development Organisation.

The missile, reportedly a version of India’s K-15 submarine-launched ballistic missile, can hit enemy targets with precision at a range of nearly 750 km.

On 5 October, India tested Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo, a system that can be used to hit enemy submarines beyond torpedo range.

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SMART Missile Assisted Torpedo

Later this month, India may test its Nirbhay missile subsonic cruise missile.

The missile, reports say, has already been deployed to counter China’s aggressive behavior along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh.

Nirbhay cruise missile has a range of around 1,000 km.

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