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India tests sea-based nuclear-capable missile from land

File image - K-15 missile test.
by Staff Writers
Bhubaneswar, India (AFP) Nov 12, 2008
India on Wednesday conducted a successful test of a nuclear-capable missile from its eastern coast, defence sources said.

The submarine-based ballistic missile, which has a top range of 700 kilometres (438 miles), was launched from a land-based mobile launcher at the Chandipur-on-Sea testing range in eastern Orissa state.

"The test went off well," a defence official said.

India had previous tested the K-15 missile from an undersea platform for the first time in February this year, completing its goal of having air-, land- and sea-launched ballistic systems.

The K-15 will be deployed on a nuclear submarine that the Indian navy expects to be ready for sea trials by 2009.

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