India successfully test fired a nuclear-capable long range ballistic missile “Agni-IV” with a strike range of 4000 kilometers, on Sunday.
The strategic surface-to-surface missile was flight tested from the integrated test range at Dr Abdul Kalam island off the coast of eastern state of Odisha.
The missile test fired is 20 meters long and weighs nearly 17 tonnes.
This was the seventh trial of the Agni-IV missile. The test was described as a “complete success” as all mission objectives were met during the test- fire. All radars, tracking systems and range stations tracked and monitored the flight performance of the missile.
The launch is part of a user trial by the Indian Army. Ballistic missilelike “Agni-I,” “Agni-II,” “Agni-III” and “Prithvi” have been included in thearsenal of the armed forces.