New Delhi has recently approved the induction and deployment of the 700-km range surface-to-surface supersonic Shaurya strategic missile. The Shaurya missile is a land version of the submarine-launched BA-05 missile. Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), this strategic missile can fly within a height of 50-km. It will soon get deployed at locations identified by the Indian Strategic Forces Command and the identification will be done under the guidance from the National Security Council. The warhead of the missile weighs about 160 kilograms. There has already been a progression in the development of the 5000 km range K-5 submarine ballistic missile. The 800-km range subsonic Nirbhay cruise missile will also be tested within a few weeks. This will be introduced into both the Indian Army and Navy. In the last 40 days, the government has tested the Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV), an extended-range version of the Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos, nuclear-capable Shaurya supersonic missile. DRDO is also making quick progress in the development of the 5000-km version of Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM). The K-5 will be deployed on the Arihant class of Nuclear Submarines. K-5 SLBM weapon system is expected to be tested in the next 15 months. It will be subsequently deployed on the INS Arihant and INS Arighat. INS Arighat is a new class of heavier submarine and is under harbour trials. The submarine will be commissioned within the next six months. The testing and deployment of the short-range delivery platforms clearly convey the intention of New Delhi of not backing down to any aggression plan of China. Also Read: Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) Elections Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic?