India successfully test fired long range nuke-capable Agni-IV missile

India successfully test fired a nuclear-capable Agni-IV strategic missile from the Wheeler Island off the Odisha coast near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, about 200 km from state capital Bhubaneswar.

About nuke-capable Agni-IV missile

  • Type: Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (surface-to-surface missile)
  • Operational range: 4000 km
  • Developed and tested by:  Defense Research and Development Organisation(DRDO).
  • Used by: Indian Army
  • India’s second longest-range missile.
  • Light-weight
  • Two stages of solid propulsion
  • Payload with re-entry heat shield

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