Having successfully test-fired the submarine-launched K-4 ballistic missile, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has begun the works on developing a 5,000-kilometre-range submarine launched missile system, Hindustan Times.
The missile system once developed will cover all of Asia, parts of Africa, Europe, and Indo-Pacific including the South China Sea. This would push India to the elite club comprising of the United States, Russia and China which also operate nuclear submarines.
Meanwhile, the K-4 missile which was successfully tested by the DRDO twice in a single week has a range of 3,500 kilometers and is now said to be ready to be deployed on nation's nuclear powered submarine INS Arihant.
This would be a major upgrade for the INS Arihant which presently carries B-05 nuclear missiles which possess a range of 750 kilometres. Thus, usage of K-4 missiles from the submarine would be a potent and lethal firepower capability overhaul.
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