India Successfully Test Agni IV nuclear Capable Missile

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India Successfully Test Nuclear Capable Agni -IV missile on 06 June 2022. This test was carried from APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Orrisa.

A nuclear-capable Agni-IV ballistic missile, which can strike targets 4,000 km away, was successfully test-fired off the Odisha coast today, marking a significant boost to the country’s military capabilities. The test was a part of routine user training launches carried out under the aegis of the Strategic Forces Command, said the Defence Ministry.

“The successful test reaffirms India’s policy of having a credible minimum deterrence capability,” it said in a statement. The missile was test-fired off APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha at 7.30 pm this evening.

The government said the launch validated all operational parameters as also reliability of system.

Agni-IV is the fourth in the Agni series of missiles  Рearlier known as Agni II prime Рdeveloped by the Defence Research and Development Organisation or DRDO.

About the Missile System

The missile is 20 meter-long and weighs 17 tonnes. It is equipped with state-of-the-art Avionics, 5th generation onboard computer and distributed architecture. Agni IV can carry a warhead of 1 tonne. It is designed to increase the kill efficiency along with a higher range performance. It can be fired from a road mobile launcher. Efforts are being made to fine-tune the Agni missiles to defeat anti-ballistic missile systems. The radar cross-section and other detectable signatures of Agni-IV have been significantly reduced to make them much more immune to counter-measures. Moreover, the ballistic missile has the latest features to correct and guide itself for in-flight disturbances. It is capable of striking targets in nearly all of mainland China, if launched from northeastern part of India.