India has tested a new nuclear capable Agni-IV ballistic missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Wheeler Island. The Agni-IV has range of 3,000 km  and it was launched from a mobile launcher at 0900 (0330 GMT)  hours.

The two stage Agni-IV was previously known as Agni-II Prime uses solid propellant and weight about 17 tonnes while carrying a payload of 800kg.

Indian officals has said that  'Agni-II' Prime has improved accuracy and a range of 3000 km. The Agni II prime had failed in its first launch in December last year due to technical problem in the control system of the missile system.


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