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India test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-4 ballistic missile

WorldIndia test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-4 ballistic missile

New Delhi (The Times Groupe)- India successfully tested a nuclear-capable, long-range ballistic missile on Monday, the Defense Ministry announced.

“A successful launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile, Agni-4, was accomplished at approximately 1930 hours on June 06, 2022, from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha (eastern India),” announced the ministry in a statement.

“The successful test was part of routine user training launches under the aegis of the Strategic Forces Command,” it stated. “The launch validated all operational parameters as also the reliability of the system.”

According to the ministry, the test “reaffirms India’s policy of credible minimum deterrence capability.”

The Agni-IV is a nuclear-capable, long-range, surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 4,500 kilometers (2,500 miles).

An anti-ship version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully tested by India in late April. In the same month, the Indian Air Force tested the BrahMos missile from a Sukhoi fighter jet on the eastern seaboard.

In March, the Indian Navy successfully tested the accuracy of a long-range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile launched from the stealth guided missile destroyer Chennai.

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