India has test-fired its first domestically built nuclear-capable cruise missile as it seeks to build its military capabilities.
The “Nirbhay’, or “fearless”, missile was fired from a mobile launcher in Chandipur in the eastern state of Orissa on Friday, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.
A man identified as a senior government official by the agency said the launch was “totally successful”.
The NDTV news network said the missile had a range of about 1,000km.
The missile’s first test-launch, in March 2013, had to be aborted midway after it veered off course.
In 2012, India successfully launched its nuclear-capable Agni V ballistic missile, which has a range of more than 5,000km.
Many of its missile systems have been developed with foreign co-operation.