Indian test of cruise missile fails
The test of an Indian-built nuclear-capable cruise missile failed Tuesday, defence officials said, dpa reported.
The missile with an estimated strike range of more than 1,000 kilometres deviated from its flight path and had to be terminated to ensure coastal security, Defence Research and Development Organization spokesman Ravi Kumar Gupta said.
He said the launch was successful through booster separation and wing deployment before it deviated from the flight plan.
It was launched from an island off the coast of the eastern state of Orissa.