Nuclear capable surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile successfully test-fired

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Who: Agni-IV missile
Where: Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast
What: Successfully test-fired
When: 9 November 2015

Indian Army’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) on 9 November 2015 successfully test-fired surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile.

The 4000-km range nuclear capable missile was test-fired from Abdul Kalam (Wheeler) Island off the Odisha coast.

SFC is entrusted with the task of handling strategic weapons of the country.

Features of Angi-IV

• It is 20 meters in length weighs 17 tonnes and carries a pay load of one tone
• With light weight, the missile has two stages of solid propulsion and a payload with re-entry heat shield
• It was developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
• It is the fourth missile in the series of Agni missiles. It was earlier known as Agni-II prime