Shourya is a surface to surface ,two stage, highly maneuverable, hyper-sonic missile which can carry both conventional as well as nuclear warhead. It has range of 700 km. Shourya is the land-variant of the K-15 underwater missile that is being fitted into India’s nuclear-powered submarine, Arihant. Recently missile completed its third successful test . After complete successful testing it can be used by navy as well as army .

Shaurya is stored in a composite canister, which makes it much easier to store for long periods without maintenance as well as to handle and transport. And it can also remained hidden from enemy's view untill it is fired .


  1. Hi Priest,

    Making a comeback on the silk route!!!
    The handloom weavers of the State capital are all set to regain their glory in the traditional industries sector. This time, their collective effort is to weave out unique designs in silk which have caught the fancy of a prominent clientele across the State.

    Thiruvananthapuram Silks, under the tutelage of the Thiruvananthapuram Taluk Integrated Silk Handloom Weavers Cooperative Society, has emerged as one of the popular brands in the silk circuit of Kerala. Launched during the tenure of the previous LDF government, it is successfully celebrating its second Onam this year.

    The society aims at rehabilitating cotton handloom workers, mostly women, who were fading into obscurity for want of jobs and infrastructural facilities. An 18-member consultative committee comprising film personalities and noted fashion designers from different parts of the country are guiding the society on launching fresh designs and products. Ethnic silk boutiques have been planned across the State and the first one, set up at Vellayambalam in the city, has proved to be a major success.

    “A study conducted by the Industries Department states that the per capita consumption of silk is growing like that of gold and that the State has emerged as a potential market for pure silk. These findings emboldened the society to go in for new ventures,” S. Mohanan, Managing Director, Kerala Handloom Silk Consortium, says.

    Instead of indiscreetly flooding the market with products of their choice, the society is banking on the changing tastes and preferences of Keralites. “We are producing exclusive bridal collections for the three major communities in the State. Armed with a wide array of printed, block-printed, and designer saris, we are confident of vying with the established silk producers in the country.

    There is an eclectic collection of silk shirts and ‘mundu's for men, too,” Mr. Mohanan says.

    Beginning anew

    Recollecting the efforts in nurturing the cooperative movement during the past 15 months, Mr. Mohanan says: “Balaramapuram in Thiruvananthapuram and Kannur were the two prime handloom hubs in the State. While the weavers of Balaramapuram excelled in making products to meet routine needs, those in Kannur were concentrating on furnishing and drapery. But the social changes over the years had a direct impact on their livelihoods. The fast-changing fashion trends; flood of power-loom products from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka at much competitive rates; lack of marketing facilities to display their wares; and the lackadaisical attitude of authorities in lending timely assistance rendered the weavers an impoverished lot.”

    “The department decided to redeploy the workforce in silk weaving. It was decided to procure silk yarn from production sources and train the workers,” he adds.

  2. Hi praveen ,
    I appreciate ur notes sharing spirit ,
    But rather than copy pasting it if u share it in point format of summary format , it will be more useful for all of us