An advanced version of the `Shaurya’ surface-to-surface nuclear-capable ballistic the missile was successfully test-fired in Odisha.
It has the capability to strike at targets which are in a range of about 800 km.
It can carry nuclear payload.
Shaurya is a land-based parallel of the submarine launched K-15 missile.
These ballistic weapons belong to the K missile family — codenamed after late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam — which is launched from Arihant class of nuclear submarines.
When fired, the missile in the final phase of its course moves at hypersonic speeds before reaching a height of 40 km as it gets closer to its target.
It is a two-stage rocket missile.
This missile operates from solid fuel but can guide itself towards the target towards the cruise missile.
Once inducted these missiles are expected to complement the existing class of missile systems.
It has been tested by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
The K family of missiles are primarily Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles (SLBMs), which have been indigenously developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and are named after Dr Kalam.