India to test powerful nuclear deterrent nuclear missile K-4

The strategic capability of the Indian Army is going to increase further. At the end of this week, it is ready to test its most powerful nuclear deterrent missile in the Bay of Bengal. Through this test, India will demonstrate its counter-attack capability in the event of a nuclear attack. Sources said that the K-4 nuclear missile, which can be launched from Submarine, is going to be tested from the east coast, provided the weather is right. This missile is designed for Arihant class nuclear submarine with a capacity to hit 3,500 km. As part of the development research trial of the Defense Research and Development Organization, it will be tested with an underwater pontoon. This test will be a major step towards the operation of a missile equipped with nuclear capability. It was planned to be tried in early November, but it was canceled due to the Bulbul cyclone on the east coast.

The strategic capability of the Indian Army is going to increase further.

India will test the powerful nuclear missile K-4
India will test the powerful nuclear missile K-4

The final test of K-4 was tried in 2017 and there was an appeal to speed up its development process. Especially, given that the work of the country’s second nuclear submarine INS Arihant is nearing completion and it will be ready for trial soon. India has already told the seaports to prepare for the missile trials. It has sent a notice to the airman for the closure of the 3,000 km long flight route to the Indian Ocean. The first three tests of K-4 have taken place and are considered to be the real game changer, which will give the country the option of retaliating. India has an operational SLBM (K15) at INS Arihant. However, its firepower is 750 km, which blunts the counter attack edge. In addition, the effect of nuclear triad is also limited.

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