India will today conduct a test firing of Nirbhay, their first indigenous cruise missile.
This would be the third developmental trial of nuclear-weapons capable Nirbhay, which has an operational range of 1,000 km.
Nirbhay is a long range cruise missile with a range of 1000km. It weighs about one tonne and has a length of 6 metres and is capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
The surface version of Nirbhay missile was test fired for the first time on in 2013 where it veered away from its trajectory forcing the command centre to detach the engine from the missile mid way into the flight, resulting in a failed test.
The missile will be tested at at the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur.