It is a canister launched hypersonic surface-to-surface tactical missile. The missile had been developed by the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Armed Forces uses it. Range of the missile is 700 to 1,900 km and it can carry a conventional or nuclear warhead payload of 200kg to 1 ton. Shaurya is stored in a composite canister this it is easier to store, handle and transport.
This launch has enhanced the Prime Minister call and the efforts of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) who have been working towards achieving total self-reliance in the field of strategic missiles. Apart from that, India also successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile which can hit targets at over 400 km strike range.