Indian Armed Forces to induct Nirbhay class missiles in their arsenal

It has been reported that all the three Indian Armed Forces will now have long-range cruise missiles of the Nirbhay class in their arsenal to strike targets at ranges of over 1,000 Km range.

As of now, the Indian Government is considering a proposal of a service to induct Nirbhay class cruise missiles.

The consideration is at an advanced stage and once cleared, it will mean that all three forces will have the capability to use subsonic cruise missiles to strike targets.

The government had given clearance to induct the missile in the inventory of the other two services about two years ago.

Besides, the Armed Forces are also looking at the option of inducting medium-range ballistic missiles for use in conventional roles.


About Nirbhay Class Missiles

Nirbhay is a long range, all-weather, subsonic Cruise Missile designed and developed in India by the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), a Defence Research and Development Organisation lab.

The missile can be Launched from Multiple Platforms and is capable of carrying conventional and nuclear warheads.

It is currently deployed in limited numbers in Line of Actual Control (LAC) during standoff with China.