Nirbhay missile fails; mission aborted mid-way

Written by: OneIndia Defence Desk
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Hyderabad, Oct 16: The much-awaited test of India's sub-sonic cruise missile failed today.

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) told OneIndia that the missile that was launched today morning had to be terminated mid-way after it failed to stick to the designated trajectory.


As reported by OneIndia earlier, today's was the third flight trial of Nirbhay conducted from Launch Complex-III of Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur (near Balasore) off Odisha coast.

"It flew for around 10 minutes only after which the mission had to be terminated," an official said.
During the launch, a Sukhoi was on chase duties.

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