India successfully launches nuclear-capable Agni-IV missile

By: |
Published: November 9, 2015 4:07:32 PM

India on Monday successfully test fired its nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV, capable of hitting a target at a distance of 4,000 km.

The army’s strategic forces command fired the missile as part of a user trial from the A.P.J. Abdul Kalam island off the Odisha coast, defence ministry sources said.

“The test was a success,” a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) source said.

The indigenously developed surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile is a two-stage weapon system weighing 17 tonnes and is 20 metres long.

It is one of its kind and represents a quantum leap in terms of missile technology.

The missile is lighter in weight and has two stages of solid propulsion and a payload with re-entry heat shield.

It is equipped with fifth generation onboard computer and distributed architecture. It has the latest features to correct and guide itself for in-flight disturbances, DRDP sources added.

Follow financialexpress.com for all news and analysis on the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Check Lok Sabha election 2019 schedule, Lok Sabha Constituency Details and updates on campaigning by Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

Switch to Hindi Edition
FinancialExpress_1x1_Imp_Desktop