New Delhi: Giving a boost to the country’s capabilities to hit enemy targets from submarines, India on Sunday successfully test-fired 3,500 km strike range nuclear-capable submarine-launched K-4 ballistic missile off the coast of Andhra Pradesh. Also Read - DRDO Successfully Launches Navy's Surface-to-Air Missile Twice, Can Hit Sea-Skimming Targets
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The test-firing was carried out from an underwater platform in the sea during the daytime, government sources told ANI. Also Read - Ladakh Standoff: India-China Hold 10th Round of Military Talks For Further Disengagement | What to Expect
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.
(With ANI inputs)