India Tested Successfully Nuclear Capable Agni IV Missile

       Published : Jan 02, 2017 15:57 IST    

India Tested Successfully Nuclear Capable Agni IV Missile

On Monday the Defence Research and Development Organization tested successfully the nuclear capable Agni-IV missile. It has the range of reaching targets at 4000 kilometres.

  • Earlier last week India had tested Agni V which is capable of covering 5000 kilometres.
  • Agni-5, the Long Range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile was successfully flight tested by DRDO today at 1100hrs from Dr. Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha.
  • The Agni-IV is about 20 metres in height and 17 tons weight.
  • This was the sixth trail for Agni IV. One failed and 5 succeeded with last one conducted in November 2015.
  • It is being developed by the Defence Research and development organization under the Integrated Guided Missile Development program.
  • After the series Agni I, Agni II, Agni III and Prithvi which are already inducted for military use.
  • Agni IV was tested in Abdul Kalam Island off Damra village on the Odisha coast.
  • The Agni-IV is about 20 metres in height and 17 tons weight.
  • It has the payload capacity of one tonne of high-explosive warhead.
  • Tessy Thomas, Project Director for Agni-IV Missile in DRDO. She and her team prepared, integrated and launched the Missile system successfully. She is the first woman scientist to head Missile Project in India.
  • The Missile reached the target with very high level of accuracy. Radars and electro-optical systems along the Coast of Odisha have tracked and monitored all the parameters of the Missile.

India Tested Successfully Nuclear Capable Agni IV Missile


India Tested Successfully Nuclear Capable Agni IV Missile


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