The missile, after reaching a height of 800 metres, took a sharp turn towards the Bay of Bengal.It took off at 10:04 am.The missile flew for about 1 hour, only after which DRDO declared the test successful.
‘Nirbhay’ was developed by a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Aeronautical development Establishment (ADE), in Bangalore.
Nirbhay blasts off like a rocket then turns into an aircraft. It is capable of flying at tree-top level which protects it from being detected by radars. It has the capability to manoeuvre around its target to strike with precision.
The missile can carry conventional as well as nuclear warheads and hit targets between 700 to 100 kilometres away.