India Successfully Test-Fires Agni-IV Ballistic Missile
India Successfully Test-Fires Agni-IV Ballistic Missile. (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Balasore, December 23: Nuclear strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV was successfully test fired off Odisha coast on Sunday. The test fire took place from launchpad number 4 of integrated test range at APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast at 8.30 in the morning.

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. Moreover, the ballistic missile has the latest features to correct and guide itself for in-flight disturbances. India Test-fires its Longest Range Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile Agni-V from Odisha.

This comes shortly after the indigenously built Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile Agni-5 was test-fired successfully from Abdul Kalam island. This missile can carry both nuclear and traditional weapons.