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Agni-IV missile successfully test fired

The flight-trial of India's long range, strategic ballistic missile, Agni-IV, on Monday, from a road-mobile launcher on Abdul Kalam Island, off Odisha coast, was "a grand success," sources said.

"Agni-IV's success proved the reliability and efficacy of India's long-range ballistic missile system," the sources said. 

Agni-IV is a two-stage, surface-to-surface missile that can travel 4,000 km and can carry a nuclear warhead weighing one tonne. Agni-V has a range of more than 5,000 km.

The Strategic Forces Command of the Army fired the Agni-IV.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) developed the missile, which is 20 metres long and weighs 17 tonnes. Both its stages are powered by solid propellants.

Agni-IV had been launched five times earlier in 2011, 2012, twice in 2014 and once in 2015. All the five were missions were successful.

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