India Successfully Test Fires Agni-IV Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile

An Agni IV missile capable of carrying nuclear warhead and a range of 2,500-3,500 kilometers is displayed during the main Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012

India successfully test-fired an unarmed Agni-IV intermediate range ballistic missile on Monday

 

NEW DELHI  India successfully test-fired an unarmed Agni-IV intermediate range ballistic missile on Monday, local media reported.

The missile was launched at 9.45 a.m. local time (04:15 GMT) from the Wheeler Island and landed in the Bay of Bengal.

“Flight was successful and it met all the mission parameters,” a Defense Research and Development Organization official told The Hindu newspaper.

Agni-IV is a two-stage nuclear-warhead-capable intermediate-range ballistic missile equipped with advanced avionics. The missile has a maximum range of 2,500 miles and is capable of carrying a payload of approximately 2,200 pounds.

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