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India its first anti-radiation missile- Rudram 1

India test-fires Rudram 1, its first anti-radiation missile.

  • Oct. 9, 2020, 12:42 p.m.

India successfully tested a new-generation anti-radiation missile on Friday that will be part of the Indian Air Force's tactical weapons.

The missile, Rudram-1, is the first indigenous anti-radiation missile developed by India to have a speed of Mach two or twice the speed of sound. The missile was test-fired around 10:30 AM at the Balasore Integrated Test Range in Odisha.

Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on the missile's successful test launch. 

“New Generation Anti-Radiation Missile (Rudram-1) which is India’s first indigenous anti-radiation missile developed by @DRDO_India for Indian Air Force was tested successfully today at ITR, Balasore. Congratulations to DRDO & other stakeholders for this remarkable achievement,” he tweeted.