Agni-IV Nuclear Capable Missile test fired successfully off Odisha Coast

Bhubaneswar: Agni-IV, the surface-to-surface with nuclear missile capability was successfully test fired from the Abdul Kalam Island also known as Wheelers Island off the Odisha coast at 11:50 am on Monday.

The 20-metre long missile which weighs around 17 tonnes has the capability to strike at a distance of 4000 kilometres. Developed indigenously by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Agni-IV underwent the fifth successful test and can be launched from a road mobile launcher.

The Minister of State for Defence, Subhash Ramrao Bhamre and Director-General (Missiles and Strategic Systems), DRDO, G. Satheesh Reddy were witness to the test conducted on January 2, 2017.

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