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Singapore Airshow 2020: India moves on arming nuclear submarine

5th February 2020 - 07:15 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi

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The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired India’s first submarine-launched ballistic missile, the K4 SLBM, from underwater on 19 January.

Measuring 10m long with a range of 3,500km, the SLBM is destined for the indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant.

Having been trialled many times in the past seven years, this landmark test was carried out off the coast of Visakhapatnam from a submerged platform. It is expected to be the mainstay for the Indian Navy’s (IN's) submarine-based missiles. Titled the ‘Black Project’, the programme remained classified for a long time.

‘The K-4 SLBM, with its very low

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