K-15 a.k.a DRDO’s Programme B-05
There’s no more doubt that the K-15 Shourya is principally an advanced naval weapon. The only test of the K-15 that has been publicised so far is the one that took place on November 12 last year (see photo). Designated officially as Programme B-05, the K-15’s project office is situated at the DRDO Advanced Naval Systems Programme Office, on the Research Centre (Imarat) campus in Vignankancha, Hyderabad. It has always been an open secret that the K-15 was being built as a cannisterised naval missile for sub-surface launch. In fact, director of the Integrated Test Range, SP Dash was awarded a performance excellence award for “Programme B-05 (K-15)” as per the citation.