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India successfully testfires nuclear-capable Agni IV missile

English.news.cn   2014-01-20 15:18:08

NEW DELHI, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- India Monday successfully testfired its long-range, nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni IV missile from a military base off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha, sources said.

"The testfiring of the 4,000-km range missile was successful. It was launched from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast at 11:52 a.m. (local time) and it traveled its full striking range," they said.

The lighter missile, with two stages of solid propulsion and a payload with re-entry heat shield, has many cutting-edge technologies adhering to global standards.

This was the third development trial of the Agni IV missile by the state-owned Defense Research and Development Organization, the last being carried out in September 2012 successfully.


India test fires Agni III ballistic missile

NEW DELHI, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- India on Monday successfully test fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile from a base off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha, said defense officials.

The surface-to-surface missile, with a range of over 3,000 km, was fired from a launching complex at an island off the coast of the state before hitting a designated target in the Bay of Bengal, test range director M.V.K.V. Prasad told the local media. Full story

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