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    Indian SLBM

    K-4 SLBM will be Game Changer for India in Asia


    According to media reports India is all set to officially test fire not so secretive K-4 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) with a range of 3,500 km from a submerged pontoon off the Visakhapatnam coast next month.

    Like K-15 missile which was tested recently but actually was twelfth and final development trial of the missiles before the program was officially made public .next month’s test of K-4 most likely will be final development trial or one of many developmental trials of the missile, since it has been long rumoured that first test firing of K-4 might have taken place way back in 2010 itself.

    Faster turnaround on development cycle of K-4 missile was mainly due to many systems which were already perfected while developing the shorter range K-15 SLBM. K-4 will enable an Indian nuclear submarine lurking in the Bay of Bengal to target China and Pakistan simultaneously while staying off Indian coastal waters.

    K-4 will be game changer for India in many ways, not only it will complete India’s third leg of the nuclear deterrent (air and ground-launched weapons being the other two) and will also be ideal invulnerable second strike weapon stated in the nuclear doctrine. K-4 even with reduced payload will be able to hit from Bay of Bengal into deeper Chinese cities while staying far away from coast waters of china.



    K-15 SLBM which was dubbed Pakistan specific due to its limited range of 750 km mostly could have been used to take out coastal targets rather than deeper targets in main cities. So testing of K-4 SLBM has much more significance to Indian planners since it will be able to hit deeper targets due to better range and in true sense completing India’s nuclear triad.

    K-5 which will be next SLBM, which DRDO is working on will have official range of 5000 km and is rumoured to be longer-legged variant of the K-4 incorporating many of the systems and guidance packages of K-4 itself. All the K-series missiles are faster, lighter and stealthier and are named after India’s missile man, former President APJ Abdul Kalam (K stands for Kalam ) , all K series of missiles are designed to defeat even best missile defence systems currently deployed in the world .

    INS Arihant has been designed to carry four K-4s or 12 of the 750-km range K-15s and K-5 missile mostly likely will be deployed in Arihant’s sister ship INS Aridhaman later in the decade when both nuclear submarine and missile is ready for induction .


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    Re: Indian SLBM

    K-15 is a depresses trajectory Quasiballistic missile.
    The frame of such missiles have to be super strong...most probably carbon fiber.
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    Re: Indian SLBM

    This is an older video..But look at 00:40 to 00:45
    The missile cap narrowly misses the missile itself


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