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India tests n-capable Agni-IV missile

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N-capable Agni-IV missile

N-capable Agni-IV missile
N-capable Agni-IV missile

“The test firing was successful. The missile crossed over more than 3,500 km,” Ravi Gupta, director (Public Interface) at DRDO, said.

It was the first user trial of the long-range, nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface Agni-IV.

The operation was carried out by the Indian Army’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC).

The two-stage, 17 tonne and 20-metre tall Agni-IV missile is equipped with state-of-the-art avionics, and a fifth generation on-board computer.

It has the latest features to correct and guide itself through inflight disturbances.

This was the fourth success in a row for Agni-IV. The first was in November 2011, the second in September 2012 and the third in January 2014.

Agni-IV has already been inducted into the army, said DRDO sources.