“The Times of India” newspaper quoted a source as saying that India had successfully tested the “Shurya” tactical short-range hypersonic missile.
According to the source, the new version of the missile was successfully tested, yesterday, Saturday, which can hit targets at a distance of about 800 km, and will be entered into the strategic forces service, in addition to one of the existing missiles of the same class.
The source said that the missile is moving in the last stage, when approaching the target, at a speed exceeding sound speed. He added that the new version of the missile will be lighter and easier to operate than the previous version.
Indias Defense Research and Development Authority, which seeks to achieve complete self-sufficiency in strategic missiles, has stepped up efforts following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to make India self-sufficient in the defense sector.
India has previously successfully tested the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile that was successfully developed, so that it is now able to hit targets at a distance of more than 400 km, which is more than 100 km more than previous figures.
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