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Nirbhay deviates, terminated midway

India’s first indigenously developed sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay on Tuesday failed to hit the target in its maiden test-firing as it had to be terminated midway after deviating from the flight course.

However, the DRDO said the missile ‘successfully’ met the basic mission objectives and performed some of the manouveres satisfactorily before being terminated midway. ‘Nirbhay was successfully launched today at 11.50am from launch complex, Chandipur, Odisha, meeting the basic mission objectives successfully.

‘After travelling approximately midway, deviations were observed from its intended course. Further, flight was terminated to ensure coastal safety,’ DRDO spokesman Ravi Gupta said in a release.
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