India successfully test fires Agni IV missile


Balasore: India successfully test-fired nuclear capable Agni-IV missile from the Abdul Kalam island off Balasore coast in Odisha on Monday.

Agni-IV is a two-stage, surface-to-surface missile that is 20 meters long and weighs 17 tons. It can carry a one-tonne nuclear warhead over a distance of 4,000 km.

Agni IV ballistic missile was launched at about 11:50 AM from a mobile launcher off the island.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has designed and developed the missile.

The missile’s length is 20 meters and launches weight 17 tons. Agni IV is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, which include indigenously developed ring laser gyro and composite rocket motor.

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