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India may test new missile on Tuesday

Preparations were underway for the test of the sub-sonic, medium range Nirbhay (fearless) cruise missile from the integrated test range at Chandipur on sea in Balasore district.

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DNA Web Team

Updated: Mar 11, 2013, 11:26 PM IST

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India may conduct the maiden test of a missile off the Odisha coast Tuesday, defence sources said Monday.

Preparations were underway for the test of the sub-sonic, medium range Nirbhay (fearless) cruise missile from the integrated test range at Chandipur on sea in Balasore district, 230 km from here.

The missile is considered to be similar to the US Tomahawk, which can fly like an aircraft and is capable of travelling up to 1,000 km, the sources told IANS.

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