India Test-fires Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile, Agni-IV

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  • 09:35 AM, January 2, 2017
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India Test-fires Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile, Agni-IV
Agni-IV missile test-firing

A week after India conducted tests on nuclear capable Agni-V cruise missile, the final test-firing of another nuclear capable ballistic missile, Agni-IV was conducted Monday.

The test was carried out off-the coast of Balasore, Orrisa. The missile has a range of over 4000 km. It is about 20 meters long and weighs 17 tonnes. The missile is equipped with fifth generation on-board computer and distributed architecture.

India last week, carried out test firing of nuclear capable Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).

India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has developed five version of the Agni series over the past 30 years. The Agni 1 has a reach of 700 km; Agni 2 is 2,000 km; Agni 3 is 2,500 plus and Agni 4 is 3,500 km. These are in various stages of inducted, induction and trials. 

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