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Jan 23, 2020, 01.30 AM IST



India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable K-4 ballistic missile off AP coast

India is expected to carry out more tests of the missile before it is ready for being equipped on the nuclear submarines. At the moment, only the first nuclear boat INS Arihant is operational for the Navy. K-4 is one of the two underwater missiles that are being developed by India for its submarine force. The other one is the over 700-kilometre strike range BO-5.

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    Even though the government has amended its rules of business to define specific responsibilities of the Defence Secretary and CDS, there is considerable discussion within the ministry on the level of seniority of bureaucrats who will report to CDS, General Bipin Rawat.

    Plans to develop the indigenous Kaveri fighter jet engine as part of the Rafale offsets deal have not taken off.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 107th session of Indian Science Congress in Bangalore on Friday. Earlier yesterday, he launched five Young Scientists Laboratories of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

    Under another MoU, the NVIDIA will partner with the state government to setup a High Performance AI Computing (HPAIC) Centre. They will also assist in startup incubation, and host AI training sessions to support women and minority groups, officials said.

    The specialised areas of work for these laboratories are artificial intelligence, quantum technologies, cognitive technologies, asymmetric technologies and smart materials.

    The Udhampur “Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link Project, which is the most challenging railway infrastructure project being undertaken post-independence, has missed several deadlines amid huge cost escalations since 1997, when the then Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda laid its foundation at Udhampur.

    DRDO flight-tested Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) Astra from Su-30 MKI platform off the coast of Chandipur in Odisha from September 16 to 19. The five trials conducted during this period, tested missiles in different configurations. Three missiles were launched in combat configuration with warheads. The tests were successful.

    "Russia's relation with China and India are strategic by nature, and are independent of one another. This is the basic principle of Russia's foreign policy. We don't have any military alliance with China and we don't intend to have any," Russia's deputy Ambassador to India Roman Babushkin said.

    "The missile (Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile) was flight-tested with full configuration in deployment mode intercepting the target mid-air, meeting the mission objectives. The entire event was monitored by Ground Telemetry Systems, Range Radar Systems and Electro Optical Tracking System," said DRDO in a statement,

    Developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the Pinaka MK-II rocket is modified as a missile by integrating the navigation, control and guidance system to improve the end accuracy and enhance the range, they said. The missile system is capable of striking into enemy territory up to a range of 75 kilometres with high precision.

    The multi-barrel rocket launch system, developed by DRDO, was fired from the Proof and Experimental Establishment firing test range at Chandipur near here around noon, they said. The weapon system, mounted on a Tatra truck, is equipped with state-of-the-art guidance kit comprising an advanced navigation and control system, DRDO sources said.

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