India deploys long-range missile ‘Nirbhay’ to tackle Chinese threat

Amid border tensions, India has deployed its subsonic missile ‘Nirbhay’ to counter the deployment of missile by Chinese armed forces along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Nirbhay is a surface-to-surface missile with a reach of up to 1,000 km. Its capable of low-level stealth strike on targets, which means it can fly between 100 metres to 4 Km from gound and pick up the target before destroying it.

Nirbhay is an all-weather missile and its long range is a threat for China because it is capable of hitting at target located as far as Tibet.

The missile has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and has been in the testing since 2013 and this is the first time that Indian armed forces has developed this home-grown missile along the LAC.