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India has successfully developed and certified SEBEX 2, a new explosive that is 2.01 times more lethal than standard Trinitrotoluene (TNT).

  • SEBEX 2 is said to be among the most powerful non-nuclear explosives in the world.
  • It utilizes a high-melting explosive (HMX) composition.
  • This formulation significantly enhances the lethality of warheads, aerial bombs, artillery shells and other munitions.
  • It is 01 times more deadly than standard TNT (Trinitrotoluene).
  • Explosive performance is gauged by TNT equivalence, with higher values indicating greater lethality.
  • Currently, the most powerful conventional explosive used in India, specifically in the Brahmos warhead, has a TNT equivalence of about 1.50.
  • Most conventional warheads worldwide have a TNT equivalence ranging from 1.25 to 1.30
  • SEBEX 2 was manufactured by Economic Explosives Limited (EEL), Nagpur, a subsidiary of Solar Industries, under the Make in India initiative.
  • It has been evaluated, tested and certified by the Indian Navy under its Defence Export Promotion Scheme.