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.