Capable of delivering a nuclear strike: India has tested a hypersonic missile – a powerful video

The Indian Ministry of Defense announced the successful results of testing a hypersonic ballistic missile. The tests were conducted at a military training ground near Balasor in the north of the country.

The rocket was named Shaurya. It is capable of carrying various types of warheads, including nuclear warheads – weighing up to 1,000 kilograms, according to The Times of India.

The rocket is 10 meters long and weighs 6.2 tons. Shaurya can hit targets at a distance of 800 kilometers. In addition, it moves at hypersonic speeds as it approaches them. So far, the General Staff has not named a date when these missiles will be delivered to the Indian army.

India has tested a supersonic ballistic missile: Indian Military Channel video

The missile, equipped with advanced computing technology and high-precision navigation, sophisticated control and guidance systems, successfully followed the target in the Bay of Bengal, said representatives of the Organization for Defense Research and Development (DRDO).

The launch was the latest in a series of weapons tests amid military tensions with China in the Ladakh sector. The day before, India also tested a supersonic BrahMos surface-to-air missile.