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FILE PHOTO: India’s Agni-4 missile is seen during a test launch off the coast of Odisha, India. © Indian Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

The launch demonstrated New Delhi’s capacity for ‘credible deterrence,’ the military said
India tests nuclear-capable missile.

India has successfully tested its nuclear-capable Agni-4 ballistic missile, in what the country’s Defense Ministry called a “routine” launch. The locally developed weapon is said to be capable of striking targets thousands of miles away.

Carried out from Abdul Kalam Island in the state of Odisha on Monday, the missile test encountered no major issues and was deemed a success, the military announced in a press release.

“The successful test was part of routine user training launches carried out under the aegis of the Strategic Forces Command,” it said, adding that the launch proved the “reliability of the system” and reaffirmed New Delhi’s “Credible Minimum Deterrence’ Capability.”

The fourth iteration of a weapon created by India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), the Agni-4 (or “Fire-4”) is an intermediate-range missile said to be able to hit targets up to 4,000 kilometers (2,485 miles) away and carry a 1,000-kilogram (2,200-pound) payload. New Delhi has also carried out a number of tests for the Agni-5, an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with a significantly longer range, with the most recent trial conducted late last year.

One of a small handful of nations to possess its own nuclear triad – or nuclear arms fired from the land, sea and air – India last tested the Agni-4 in 2018, while a launch for the newer and shorter-range Agni Prime was carried out in late 2021.

Source:RT News

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  1. Tipu Sultan’s rockets formed the basis for the modern rocket and missile systems, https://www.britannica.com/technology/rocket-and-missile-system

    Countries were basically colonised at the barrel of the gun. Economic power of US was sustained by its nuclear missiles and weapons. The abuse of US is now goes on because of its weapons. It is only a matter of time, many countries will be strong enough so that wars cannot be started at any big level.

    China actually needs to produce atomic weapons on par with US. This alone can deter US and not start a war with China. American idiots are still conducing nuclear war simulations and form a strategy to win a nuclear war. So countries like China, India have no other option to improve their defensive as well as offensive capabilities. US is not for peace but for opportunistic exploitation of other countries, including its allies.

  2. I’m so glad Trump is no longer around. That madman would’ve ruined the world’s economy and sparked catastrophic wars! Thank goodness we averted all that 👍

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