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.