India admits developing K-15 missile system

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New Delhi, May 12 (UNI) India has for the first time admitted to having successfully developed a nuclear-capable missile system -- K-15 -- with capability of being launched from sub-surface environment - a submarine.

With successful development of this missile system, India has become the fifth country in the world to acquire such a capability.

It gives the country a fallback capability to launch nuclear missiles in case the land-based or air-based weapons/launches were disabled/incapacitated for any reason.

The admission came in the form of a citation to Scientist A K Chakrabarti and his team for receiving the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Award for Performance Excellence - 2007.

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