Neighbors Showing Strength, India Test Fires Nuclear Capable Missile
In the recent arm race and regions supremacy, Iran acquiring Russian missle system; India on Monday successfully test-fired an unarmed Agni-IV intermediate range ballistic missile.
The 4,000-km range nuclear weapons-capable strategic missile was test fired the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast.
The missile was launched at 9:45am from a road-mobile launcher by the Indian Army’s Strategic Forces Command, according to The Hindu.
The missile which is designed to carry a one-tonne payload covered a range of more than 3,500 km on Monday, before splashing down in the Bay of Bengal.
“Flight was successful and it met all the mission parametres”, a Defence Research and Development Organisation official told The Hindu.
Agni-IV is a two-stage nuclear-warhead-capable intermediate-range ballistic missile equipped with advanced avionics. The missile has a maximum range of 2,500 miles and is capable of carrying a payload of approximately 2,200 pounds.
The two-stage solid-propelled, surface-to-surface ballistic missile is designed to carry a one-tonne payload to a distance of 4,000 km. Advanced ring laser gyro-based Inertial Navigation system and Micro Inertial Navigation System in redundant mode guided the missile to reach its pre-designated target area.
This article originally appeared on The Hindu.
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