India test-fires Agni IV, a nuclear capable, long-range ballistic missile; defence officials say ‘all mission objectives met’
India on Sunday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable long-range ballistic missile Agni-IV, with a strike range of 4,000 kilometres, as part of a user trial by the Army.
India's test-firing of DRDO-developed long-range weaponry that may carry nuclear weaponry deep into Chinese territory seems to have touched a raw nerve that prompted Beijing to launch an open threat and use the one card that it prefers to hide beneath its sleeves — Pakistan.
India has "broken" UN limits on nuclear arms and long-range missiles and Pakistan should also be accorded the same "privilege", state-run Chinese media said on Thursday as it criticised New Delhi for carrying out Agni-IV and V missile tests whose range covers the Chinese mainland.
Agni-IV missile is equipped with the latest features to correct and guide itself for in-flight disturbances.
India on Monday successfully test fired its nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV, capable of hitting a target at a distance of 4,000 km.
India on Tuesday successfully test fired its 4,000 km nuclear capable Agni-IV missile from a defence base in Odisha.
India on Monday successfully tested its long-range, nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile from a military base in Odisha, an official said.
India on Monday tested its long range nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile from a military base in Odisha, sources said.
This is the second successful trial of the long range nuclear-capable ballistic missile.